Getty Amani Oruwariye yells on the field during a Lions game in 2021.
Despite the many needs that the Detroit Lions seem to have on defense, the team could also have some players who are worthy of being the cornerstone of the title for the future.
One such player stood out during the 2021 season and did not look back at all in the form of cornerback Amani Oruwariye, and his performance was highly impressive in the way that he managed to not only generate stats but carry the defense as a whole.
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Statistically, it’s never a bad time to remember that Oruwariye was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL last season. As CBS Sports noted in a tweet, Oruwariye was able to earn a top-five position in some key league categories at his position on the field.
Lions DB Amani Oruwariye was sensational last season
Interceptions 6 (3rd in NFL) QB Rating Allowed 36.0 (3rd* in NFL)
*among databases addressed more than 50 times
It would be wise not 😴 on @AmaniO pic.twitter.com/dloIZP5ep9
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) April 14, 2022
That Oruwariye is in the top three in the league in terms of interceptions and QBR is a good sign for the Lions. It shows how the team could have a quality blocking option on the pitch to rely on going forward. Oruwariye seems to be a player who knows what his strengths are and plays to them.
As a result of these numbers and this play, Lions fans will likely find it impossible to sleep with him before 2022. However, this is a good reminder for the rest of the league.
Oruwariye is listed as the leader of the Lions junior high school
More than just stats or consistently solid play, Oruwariye appears to be the Lions’ veteran heart at the back. The team is incredibly young, and while Oruwariye is also young, he is the elder statesman in Detroit given that he is the longest tenured cornerback the team has on the roster. When Darius Slay departed a few years ago, Oruwariye rose to a position of leadership and power. That’s a role Oruwariye seemed to enjoy last season, and it showed not only in his play, but in the way he was able to command the team and look like a positive force for good at the back.
Oruwariye has grown big time playing with Detroit, and he’s poised to take on his biggest role yet in 2022. It’s something he seems very prepared for in more ways than one.
Oruwariye career highlights and statistics
During the 2019 season, when he started in the league, Oruwariye did not do much statistically for the team from the start as he battled a knee injury for most of the year and as a result his stats were not that strong. . Oruwariye finished 2019 with 2 interceptions and 19 tackles for the Lions, but he has been a player who has delivered before given his job in college. During the 2020 season on the field, he has 53 tackles, 1 interception and 7 passes defensed, which means he could easily outshine his statistical work from last season, putting him on a good path for the future.
While playing for Penn State, Oruwariye had 108 tackles and 8 interceptions and scored 1 touchdown. Last year, he was big for the Lions with tons of big plays. In total, Oruwariye had 57 tackles, 11 passes defensed and 6 interceptions. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of it:
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So far in Detroit, he has shown the ability to step up and maintain coverage, which is great news for the Lions. The fact that the numbers show him as one of the best players at his position in the league is a huge plus for the team’s future.
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