Cleveland Browns target No.2: David Onyemata, New Orleans Saints, DT
Another free agent who might be looking for a change of scenery is David Onyemata, who’s played for the New Orleans Saints for the past seven seasons. He’d also be a better bargain for the Browns as they look to find potential starters that fit into their budget.
Onyemata was a Saints fourth-round pick back in 2016 and has been a steady presence on their defensive line. He’s a bit older compared to what Cleveland might be looking for, but with an old-school coach like Schwartz coaching up the defense it might be a good move to bring in a savvy vet.
Onyemata’s career can be described with one word — consistent. He’s recorded a total of 244 tackles, including 43 this past season to go along with five sacks. He also had five tackles for losses and hit the quarterback 11 times providing some decent pressure up the middle.
As for what it might take to lure him to Cleveland, his market value is projected to be in the $9-10 million range. While that’s still pretty high, he’s a tackle that has shown a steadiness to it that many other players can’t maintain from year to year.