In just two-and-half short weeks, the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be fishing in the free agency pool. They have a lot of needs and a lot of money to make the best happen. Their biggest focus is going to be on the defense though and they must focus on getting a few solid defensive tackles.
Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi isn’t expected to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns and will test the free-agent market. Ogunjobi has been a bit of an under-the-radar pending free agent heading into the beginning cycles of the offseason and he should be one of the Jaguar’s top targets to help fix their interior defensive line issues.
Ogunjobi was originally drafted by the Browns in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and is one of the three players from that draft still remaining with the team. He hasn’t been a statistically strong player in his four years in the league but he’s stayed fairly consistent. In those four years, he’s played 60 games and racked up 180 total tackles, 14.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, and 37 quarterback hits.
While Ogunjobi was comfortable playing in a 4-3 defensive scheme in Cleveland, the Jaguars will be most likely moving to a 3-4 scheme this season. If the Jaguars end up signing Ogunjobi, a 3-4 scheme wouldn’t be so unfamiliar for him as that’s the kind of system he played in in college.
Ogunjobi has good awareness and is explosive off the snap for someone his size. He always puts in a strong effort but doesn’t consistently win as a speed-rusher. He does display immense power as a bull-rusher on the other hand.
The thing about Ogunjobi is he performs better with the least amount of snaps he has. He proves more beneficial as a rotational player than a starter and the Jaguars could use all hands on deck. He’s a player I would want on my team but not someone I would overpay for. According to Spotrac, Ogunjobi’s market value lies around three-years $28 million with an average of $9.3 million a year.