EDGE Bradley Chubb was a popular preference in April’s draft as he would have allowed Cleveland to play him along with Emmanuel Ogbah and Myles Garrett. Well, Chubb ended up with the Denver Broncos and maybe that is for the best.
While it would have helped Cleveland’s defensive line having Chubb, Ogbah seemed to be an afterthought… someone who could easily be replaced. That is far from the truth and Ogbah should bounce back after a tough 2017 season. Besides, with Larry Ogunjobi, Chad Thomas, Trevon Coley, and others, Ogbah will have plenty of opportunities to distrupt offenses.
Ogbah had a frustrating season in 2017 in large part due to injuries as he only played in 10 games. Ogbah had 5.5 sacks as a rookie in 2016 and nearly matched (4) despite all the missed time. With a healthy Ogbah playing opposite Garrett with an improved secondary, Cleveland’s pass rush is going to be greatly improved.
Had Ogbah played all 16 games and put up the production he did then that would be a sophomore slump. Being that was not the case and the issues were out of his control, Ogbah should easily get back to being the promising player he showed glimpses of as a rookie this fall.