NFL Draft: Eagles steal top-100 prospect in the seventh round
The Eagles capped off an impressive NFL Draft with a Day 3 sleeper, selecting DT Moro Ojomo out of Texas at No. 249 overall.
Ojomo, 6-3, 292 pounds, was rated as a top-100 prospect in this year’s class via Pro Football Focus, making him a tremendous value pick in the 7th round.
93. DL MORO OJOMO, TEXAS
“Ojomo took his game to another level as a redshirt senior in 2022. After earning a 74.9 overall grade in 2021, Ojomo improved it to 90.6 this past fall. He’s a long interior rusher who is a force against the run. Interestingly enough, despite being a redshirt senior, Ojomo is still only 21 years old.” — via PFF
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Ojomo was originally born in Nigeria and moved to the United States when he was seven years old. He was a three-year starter at Texas, where he totaled 95 tackles (13.5 for loss) and 5.0 sacks in 50 career games.
In 2022 as a fifth-year senior, Ojomo tallied 24 total pressures, which included 18 QB hurries and one QB hit. Although Ojomo played five years at Texas, he’s still just 21 years old and enrolled in college when he was 16. Draft analysts have praised Ojomo’s run defense as he logged 19 stops in 12 games last season.
Philadelphia’s philosophy has always been to build inside-out, and now they get a potential run-stuffer in Ojomo after drafting Georgia standout Jalen Carter in the first round.
“In the run game, Ojomo has a quick first step at the snap which allows for him to quickly get into offensive linemen and set the line of scrimmage. Ojomo has good strength at the point of attack and has shown the ability to lock out offensive linemen and maintain the line of scrimmage. On designed slants and stunts, Ojomo uses his quick first step to get into gaps and get backfield penetration. With his quick first step, Ojomo has shown to be disruptive and makes plays that result in tackles for loss.
As a pass rusher, Ojomo’s athleticism helps him be an effective player. Ojomo uses his quick first step to get a good angle to the quarterback and then uses his strength to convert speed to power to collapse the pocket working through the offensive lineman. Ojomo has shown to be effective at this and can consistently create quarterback pressure.” — via the Draft Network
Another sleeper: Texas DL Moro Ojomo. Explosive pass rusher with great length. 56th on my board right now pic.twitter.com/QxrCbwWvQd— James Foster (@NoFlagsFilm) January 29, 2023
Mandatory Credit: Dallas Morning News