Moro Ojomo Complete NFL Draft Profile (Texas DL Must Diversify Play Style at Pro Level)
Moro Ojomo has been a consistent presence on Texas' defensive line over the last four years, earning some well-deserved hype ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. He might not be a household name like other prospects, but that doesn't mean that teams aren't dying to add a player like Ojomo to their defense next week.
Here's everything you need to know about Moro Ojomo heading into the 2023 NFL Draft.
Moro Ojomo Draft Stock & Mock Draft Projections
Los Angeles Chargers
New York Jets
Pro Football Network
New York Jets
Mock draft sources accurate as of 4/22: Walter Football, Sporting News, CBS, Pro Football Network, ESPN.
Projected Draft Round: Round 4 (3), Round 3 (1), Round 5 (1)
Projected Team: Jets (2), Chargers (1), Texans (1), Titans (1)
Moro Ojomo Scouting Report
Moro Ojomo saved his best performance for his final year at Texas. The punishing defender finished the 2022 campaign with new career highs in total tackles (32), tackles for a loss (5.5) and sacks (3.0).
Scouts love how effective Ojomo is with his hands and able to get by blockers with one of his many moves. He also has decent enough speed that he can join the pass rush when needed. That's not even to mention how strong he is, rarely losing one-on-one battles, giving him a reputation for staying on his feet.
Although he can contribute in the pass rush, Ojomo isn't as consistent in that area compared to the better defensive linemen in the NFL. His movements in general aren't that fluid and he also must figure out how to be lighter on his feet.
Moro Ojomo NFL Draft Prediction
A middle-round selection seems more than appropriate for Ojomo. Although he's solid at the things he does right, he isn't as versatile as other DL prospects in the draft. If he can work on his pass-rush skills and figure out how to move more fluidly, he could be a valuable contributor one day.
The New York Jets are one team that would benefit from drafting Ojomo. While they signed defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson earlier this month and still have Quinnen Williams, there isn't a whole lot of depth behind them.
The Jets could use Ojomo in a limited role behind the likes of Jefferson and Williams until they're confident that he's ready for a bigger role. Head coach Robert Saleh spent the majority of his pre-New York tenure in defensive coaching roles, so chances are he can get the most out of the Nigeria-born product.
Prediction: New York Jets (Round 4, 112th overall)
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