After somewhat of a quiet start with the Texans, Charles Omenihu turned his career around when he was traded to the 49ers.
His upfield skillset really thrived in Demeco Ryans’s one gap penetrating system. Good things started to happen when he was able was let it loose and go. The Bears ask similar things out of their D lineman which is why Omenihu makes too much sense.
In addition to scheme fit, versatility is one of Omenihu’s best assets. At 6′ 5″ 280 lbs, he fits that tweener profile that allows him to play on the edge full time or move inside in obvious pass rush situations.
With a Bears d line that needs multiple upgrades, that versatility could go a long way in killing two birds with one stone.
The million dollar question is how much does a player like Omenihu cost? He is only 25 but has never really been a full time starter.
I believe he is worth starter money and would absolutely be a useful piece in a rotation. At worst he can be the Bears first guy off the bench, and we know that guy will play a lot.