Brentley Weismann of The Draft Network released his latest mock draft, and he has Atlanta selecting Michigan EDGE Rusher David Ojabo:
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I’m a really big fan of Ojabo at 10th overall, and so is Weismann:
This class is frankly loaded with edge rushers and David Ojabo might just have the highest ceiling of them all besides Thibodeaux. Ojabo has outstanding physical traits in regards to length, quickness, and power. He is still a bit raw as a pass rusher, but he is just scratching the surface of what he can develop into. The Falcons haven’t had a difference-maker rushing the passer in quite some time and it’s time this team begins to reinvest in the trenches.
I had some similar praise for Ojabo back in early November:
While he may get a bit overshadowed by his teammate Aidan Hutchison, David Ojabo has made a lot of noise as a junior for Michigan. Ojabo has been raising hell in 2021, forcing four fumbles and getting to the quarterback eight times. He’s shown some awe-inspiring pass rush moves for a guy who didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school. At 6’5 and 250 pounds, he’s still developing, which is scary for a guy with his athleticism. At this point in the draft, there’s no way you can pass on Ojabo. I think he’ll enter the first-round conversation before too long.
You can’t teach the physical traits Ojabo has, and his technique is pretty advanced for as raw of a player as he is. He has real superstar potential for a Falcons defense that has sorely missed a superstar pass rusher for a long time.