Scottish player Ojabo picked by the Ravens in NFL Draft
Scottish player David Ojabo is picked by the Baltimore Ravens in round two of the NFL Draft with linebacker the 45th choice having suffered an Achilles tendon injury last month
- 21-year-old Ojabo, who was raised in Aberdeen, picked by the Baltimore Ravens
- He was projected as a first-round pick before suffering injury last month
- Ojabo tore an Achilles tendon during a workout drill at Michigan University
- But the Ravens took the linebacker as the 45th pick during day two on Friday
Scotland’s David Ojabo has been selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas.
The 21-year-old linebacker, who was raised in Aberdeen after moving from Nigeria aged seven, had been projected as a first-round pick before tearing an Achilles tendon in March.
Ojabo suffered the injury during a pro-day workout drill at Michigan University and it proved enough for teams to pass on him on day one of the NFL’s annual event.
Scottish player David Ojabo was picked by the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Draft on Friday
Ojabo was the 45th pick in the second round of the Draft, which is taking place in Las Vegas
But his slide stopped when he was taken with the 45th pick on Friday.
Ojabo had not played the sport when he moved to America to go to a New Jersey high school, where he played basketball before being encouraged to give American football a go aged 17.
He learned quickly and a year later was playing for the University of Michigan’s team, the Wolverines.
Ojabo has been playing for the University of Michigan Wolverines but now steps up to NFL
Last year he starred, making 11 sacks and helping his side win the Big 10 Championship.
His team-mate and fellow defensive end Aidan Hutchinson was selected by the Detroit Lions with the second overall pick on Thursday.
Ojabo had his parents with him for the draft, after they were flown out from Aberdeen to surprise him.
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