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Saints believe second-year DT David Onyemata is showing improvement

By Daniel Rymer
Jun 28, 2017
New Orleans Saints David Onyemata

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 16: David Onyemata #93 of the New Orleans Saints reacts druing a game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 16, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
  • The Saints have been very impressed with 2nd-year DT David Onyemata this offseason. They need a big development from the Canadian prospect to cover for losing their best DT, Nick Fairley, for the upcoming season to a heart condition that may end his career.
  • Onyemata’s run stop percentage of 5.1% was the 3rd-best on the team last season, finishing behind Nick Fairley and Sheldon Rankins.
  • Going into 2017, Onyemata will look to build upon a strong finish to last season, in which he tallied 3 run stops against the Falcons’ high-powered running attack in the final game of the year, playing primarily on rushing downs in that game.Onyematachart2

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