Levi Onwuzurike After Being Drafted by Lions: 'I Like F--king People Up'

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2021

National Team defensive lineman Levi Onwuzurike of Washington (95) watches during the first half of the NCAA college football Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)
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Do not make new Detroit Lions defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike angry. You won't like him when he's angry. 

Which, on the field, sounds like it's all the time. 

"I like f--king people up," Detroit's second-round pick told reporters Friday. "I like to get off the line and just put my helmet or my hands on an offensive lineman and f--k up an offensive scheme, pretty much. I like pushing 'em back two, three yards and just making 'em feel like sh-t."

Well then. We appreciate your candor, Mr. Onwuzurike, and us non-NFL players will give you a wide and respectful berth. 

But in all honesty, that's the mentality you want from a defensive tackle. You want guys who will go to battle in the trenches, who want to dominate the line of scrimmage and blow up the blocking scheme. Clearly, Onwuzurike has the right mentality. 

Detroit bet a second-round pick that he has the ability, too.