Former Michigan OL rated as top offensive rookie in NFL by Pro Football Focus
Michael Onwenu’s NFL career is off to a solid start through the first three weeks of the season. Pro Football Focus (PFF) has graded the former Michigan offensive lineman pretty highly after a trio of games.
Per PFF’s grading, Onwenu is the highest-rated offensive rookie in the NFL through the first three weeks of the 2020 campaign. His 87.6 grade edges out former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (85.3) and ex-Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (76.9).
Onwenu is looking more and more like a steal for the New England Patriots, who selected the former Wolverine in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Former #Michigan and current Patriots offensive lineman Michael Onwenu has been rated by Pro Football Focus as the top rookie offensive player in the NFL through the first three weeks. pic.twitter.com/PAElhJcZHS
— Austin Fox (@AustinFox42) September 29, 2020
Onwenu has started all three games for the Patriots, who are off to a 2-1 start this season.
At Michigan, Onwenu played in 46 games with 35 career starts. He was a two-time selection to the All-B1G third-team (2018 & 2019) as an offensive lineman. He was a part of Michigan teams that won 37 games.
Onwenu will be back in action this weekend when New England plays Kansas City.