Following an outstanding junior season in which he finished second on the team with 11 sacks, Michigan linebacker David Ojabo has decided to declare for the 2022 NFL draft.
Ojabo, who was named to the first team of the Big Ten in 2021, declared on Tuesday that he was going pro.
After graduating from Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, Ojabo made his initial commitment to the Wolverines in 2019. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, he was a 4-star prospect and the 19th-best strong-side defensive end in the 2019 class.
following a rookie redshirt and a sophomore spent mostly on special teams, In 2021, Ojabo finally had the opportunity to join the Wolverines’ defensive line.
Ojabo is rated as the No. 4 edge-rusher and No. 20 overall talent by B/NFL R’s scouting division. He comes in last at his position, trailing Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon (first overall), George Karlaftis of Purdue (second overall), and Hutchinson (fourth overall).
Ojabo’s “super quick first stride and superb torso flexibility” were described by ESPN’s Todd McShay as his two greatest advantages entering the NFL.
Ojabo was a very undeveloped potential when he graduated from high school. In his three seasons at Michigan, he didn’t get much game experience as a defensive lineman, but he took advantage of the chance in 2021 to establish himself as a first-round prospect.
How many sacks does David Ojabo?
So far this season, David Ojabo has 11 sacks. As a pass rusher, Ojabo was second only to Aidan Hutchinson this season (16.5 TFL, 14 sacks).