The Cleveland Browns add defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi with the No. 65 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, teaming him up with Myles Garrett.
Gregg Williams is the new defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and the 2017 NFL Draft makes it evident. The Browns have now selected Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and Larry Ogunjobi in the first three rounds. The Charlotte 49ers standout becomes the school’s first draft pick in university history.
Ogunjobi will wreak havoc in the interior and figures to compete for a starting position right away. The Browns’ defensive ends are Myles Garrett, Emmanuel Ogbah and Carl Nassib. Also, Danny Shelton, Cleveland’s 2015 first-round pick, made significant strides in his sophomore campaign and should only get better.
Gregg Williams’ defense tends to be a 4-3 often, and if the Browns can find a way to pair Shelton, Ogbah and the two rookies then opposing quarterbacks will have a nightmare coming at them.
At 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, Ogunjobi likely needs to add more weight to excel in the NFL. As Lance Zierlein mentioned in his draft profile, adding weight was something the Charlotte star has worked at in college.
Nonetheless, the pick guarantees the Browns are building from the inside as they elect to pass on yet another defensive back. Ogunjobi is a player that can step in and fulfill the 3-tech role for this Browns defense, another desperate need for Cleveland.
The Browns coaching staff got a taste for what their fifth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft has to offer at the Senior Bowl.
The Cleveland Browns’ new defensive tackle knows has fantastic hands and utilized his leverage to take advantage of offensive linemen. He finishes his career at Charlotte as the all-time leader in tackles, sacks, and tackles for loss.
The Browns once again add a smart, high-character athlete with fantastic talent to their roster. 2017 certainly figures to be a fun and progressive season as the Cleveland Browns continue to finally establish themselves as a quality franchise.