1. David Ojabo is a building block for the Ravens
David Ojabo is technically entering year two, but in a way, he’s entering his real rookie year. The edge defender was projected to be a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, but a torn Achilles at his Pro Day led to him slipping. However, Baltimore still liked Ojabo enough to draft him in the second round.
Even still, Ojabo tore his Achilles in March, so he missed all of the offseason programs as he worked his way back from injury. He made it back during his rookie season, being activated in November and playing in two games. In those games, Ojabo recorded just one sack and it was a strip sack.
Now, Ojabo is healthy and will have the luxury of going through an NFL offseason and training camp. It’s important to remember how promising he was coming out of college, prior to injuring himself at his pro day. There were some analysts who argued that Ojabo may have the most upside of edge rushers in last year’s draft.
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If Ojabo is completely healthy and can recapture that promise, he should be able to put together a season that shows he’s one of the Ravens’ building blocks for the future.