Larry Ogunjobi might have the hottest stock on the Browns (not counting Mayfield). He’s been included on this list during each of the first weeks, and he should continue to soar.
A product of UNC Charlotte, few had ever heard of the defensive tackle when the Browns and Sashi Brown plucked him in the middle of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Now, Cleveland’s reaping the rewards.
Ogunjobi, an interior defensive lineman, mind you, led the Browns with eight tackles against the Jets. He also had two stuffs for -5 yards.
He had the huge pressure of Sam Darnold, that forced the rookie into thrown an interception with two minutes remaining.
For playing on the interior, Ogujobi is sneaky quick, which isn’t something Browns’ fans have been used to.
For a long time, the Browns played out of a 3-4 base, where the job of the nose tackle was to just clog up running lanes.
Now there’s someone with active hands, separating himself from blockers and making plays.