Wareham native has NFL prospects

Apr 25, 2022

A Wareham native is being considered by dozens of NFL teams ahead of this week’s draft. 

Joshua Onujiogu graduated from Framingham State University — a Division III school, which makes him unusual among draft picks. 

Coming from a smaller school means that teams will likely view Onujiogu as an athlete with a lot of potential, said Nicholas Linta, who co-represents Onujiogu with his father, Joseph Linta.

Onujiogu stands out for his athleticism, Linta said. He played as a defensive end at Framingham State and was the Defensive End of the Year for the fall 2021 season, as chosen by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. 

Linta said that NFL teams across the country have expressed interest in Onujiogu. 

“It’s definitely not a guarantee that he ends up in New England,” Linta said. “They’re going to have to get in line with everybody else.”

According to Framingham State, Onujiogu registered 13.5 sacks, 68 tackles and an interception in the 2021 season. A report from ESPN said that the Patriots hosted Onujiogu for a pre-draft visit.

“He’s an unbelievably good kid who has a great heart,” Linta said.

Linta said he was confident in Onujiogu’s prospects and said any team would be lucky to have him.

“On Saturday evening, he will have an NFL team,” Linta said. “I’m sure.”