Dorsey Mistake No. 1 – Emmanuel Ogbah Trade
With the first pick of the second round in 2016, the Cleveland Browns selected defensive end, Emmanuel Ogbah from Oklahoma State. Ogbah was an immediate starter and had five and a half sacks as a rookie to go along with 53 tackles. In comparison, the most tackles Garrett has had in a season are 51 to this point.
Ogbah would have strong years in 2017 and 2018 before then being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for Eric Murray. This was somewhat shocking to fans, but remember, Oliver Vernon had just been brought in so Ogbah was clearly the third defensive end on the team.
Maybe Dorsey was trying to do him a favor because his role was going to be diminished, but it’s hard to give up a talented rookie with a cheap contract. Especially a guy who can rush the passer.
In 2020 and 2021 with the Miami Dolphins, Ogbah has become a force totaling 18 sacks the last two seasons and not even starting every single game. Ogbah is a guy that has continued to develop and is just now hitting his prime in year six of the league.
Ogbah is set to be a free agent once again, and if the Browns can’t land Jadeveon Clowney, he would be the perfect backup plan. I don’t think anyone would question that he isn’t the player that Clowney can be, but he would be a great addition to the team to go with Garrett in 2022.
Imagine this, Garrett and Ogbah at defensive end, with Avery as the backup. That wouldn’t be a bad option at all for the Cleveland browns.