OWINGS MILLS Md. — David OjaboHe said that he felt it meant the world to be drafted by the Baltimore RavensThe second round was Friday, exactly six weeks later than the day he sustained an Achilles injury. Michigan pro day.
Ojabo was a possible top-10 pick this year. NFL draftBefore, he suffered an injury during a positional drill on march 18 and fell to the ground. He was left with a severe leg injury. He was ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.’s top-rated outside linebacker prospect at the time.
Ojabo was the No. 45 overall pick. Ojabo, the 45th overall pick, closed his eyes and screamed. He hugged his family and let out a scream as tears ran down his face.
“You have seen it. It was raw emotion. Ojabo explained that every second of that time, it was raw emotion. “It was just being surrounded by family and friends. It was a moment that I will never forget.
Ojabo could not play in Baltimore until 2023 because of the Ravens' greatest need for pass rush. Ojabo may have to sit out the season.
Ojabo, who was wearing a boot to protect his left foot, sat down on a couch and said that he still hopes to play in 2022.
He said, “I am definitely optimistic.” “But I cannot predict the future. I am just taking it day by daily, doing what is told to me, and hoping for the best.
Eric DeCosta, the general manager of the Ravens, spoke without being asked about Ojabo during the pre-draft media conference. He stated that the injury was “unfortunate for us, unfortunate to the league, and most unfortunate for him”.
Ojabo stated that it was his first ever injury.
He said, “It's just a bump on the road.” “Just another obstacle I'm going over.”
Ojabo's career-best performance was last season with 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, which led all Power 5 players in his one full season of college football.
Ojabo is heading to Baltimore, where there are many familiar faces. He will be teaming up with his former high school friend. Odafe OwehRavens' first-round selection from last year, to create a promising pass rush tandem.
Odafe wrote on his Instagram: “I'd bouta make a movie!”
Ojabo will also be reunited with Ravens defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald who was his Michigan defensive coordinator last season.
Ojabo stated, “It's all part the plan.” “What are the odds that I will play with the guy who comes in and gives my chance? It was meant to be.