Coming into his own: Larry Ogunjobi
Last year, Larry Ogunjobi started to come into his own as an interior presence for the Browns. A third-round pick out of Charlotte in 2017, he spent his rookie season in a reserve role and flashed plenty of potential for Cleveland. Ogunjobi finished with 32 tackles and a sack, but then made quite the leap in his sophomore campaign.
In 2018, he ended up with 52 tackles and 5.5 sacks, which was good for second-most on the team. It could have been even better, but a couple of his sacks early in the season were called back due to penalties — such as in the New Orleans game after he had made some clutch plays in a close contest.
This year, he’s expected to continue his growth as a player. Ogunjobi has added more muscle this offseason and aims to be even quicker off the ball. He also recently attended a pass rushing summit hosted by Von Miller of the Denver Broncos showing dedication to getting after the quarterback with more consistency.
With the addition of Sheldon Richardson who will start next to him, Ogunjobi is poised for the best season of his career. With four viable starters on the line, it’s going to be hard for offensive linemen to double anyone and if the third-year pro gets a lot of one-on-one opportunities against guards, he will win often.