4 NFL Draft prospects the Ravens could target to replace Brandon Williams

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3. Ravens draft target: Otito Ogbonnia, DT, UCLA

Otito Ogbonnia is a little on the smaller side for a nose tackle, but he more than makes up for it with his raw power and above-average athleticism.

A four-year contributor at UCLA, Ogbonnia had his most productive season as a senior finishing with 27 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks, two passes defended, and a forced fumble.

He was arguably UCLA’s most effective defensive lineman and it didn’t come as a surprise when he became the Bruins’ first player to declare for the draft a couple of weeks ago.

At 6-foot-4, 319 pounds, Ogbonnia could be a fit as either a nose tackle or a one-technique defensive tackle in the NFL. While still a better run defender than pass-rusher, his athleticism and ability to disengage with blockers give him pass-rush upside at the next level.

That said, he certainly has room to grow from a production and consistency standpoint. Ogbonnia has shown flashes of being one of the most dominant interior defenders in the country.

However, those flashes have been just that. Flashes. He hasn’t been able to consistently take over games in the way that many at UCLA believe he could. For that reason, he likely won’t be an early-round pick.

But Ogbonnia legitimately has All-Pro upside if he can put it all together in the NFL. His athleticism helps him stand out amongst other nose tackles despite his smaller stature (at least from a weight perspective).

As a mid-round target, Otito Ogbonnia makes a lot of sense for the Ravens.