Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz explains similarities, differences between David Ojabo, Odafe Oweh

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The Baltimore Ravens had an eventful three days of the 2022 NFL draft, selecting plenty of talented prospects throughout all seven-rounds. One of those players was University of Michigan edge rusher David Ojabo, who the team took with their second-round pick at No. 45 overall.

When taking questions from the media, Baltimore director of player personnel Joe Hortiz was asked to describe some of the similarities and differences between Ojabo and fellow edge defender Odafe Oweh. Ojabo and Oweh played together in high school, and Hortiz went into great depth as to what the similarities and differences are with both players.

“I’d say the similarity is they are both fast, twitchy, athletic players. I’d say coming out, [David] Ojabo is probably a little bit cleaner as a bender edge rusher, where [Odafe] Oweh’s game was burst and power. Then versus the run, Oweh is more developed as an edge setter. Now, if you ask Odafe what he needed to get better at going into his last year at Penn State, he needed to get better at setting the edge. He started his last year at Penn State with the goal to be a three-down player and be the best edge setter he can be. He ended up winning All-Big Ten, or being named All-Big Ten, with zero sacks, because he was so dominant as an edge setter and then he obviously had all of his pressures. I’d say David is probably not as firm as an edge setter, but not to say he won’t become as firm. Certainly, his ability to rush the passer, and like I showed you guys, get the ball out, that’s a gift that he has that’s pretty exceptional.”