Olumide NFL defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Larry Ogunjobi was born on June 3, 1994, in Lagos, Nigeria (NFL). he was drafted by the Cleveland Brown’s third round in the 2017 NFL Draft after playing collegiate football at the University of Charlotte. He used to play for the Cincinnati Bengals before.
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As part of his tour to the AFC North, Larry Ogunjobi has made it as far as Pittsburgh. Ogunjobi has agreed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The team has since released the information.
From 2017 to 2020, Ogunjobi played 60 games (47 starts) and developed into a solid interior defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns as a third-round draught pick. His career totals were 14.5 interceptions and 180 tackles (29 for loss), as well as two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
During his lone season in Cincinnati, the former Charlotte 49ers standout quietly made an impact for the Bengals, earning a career-high seven sacks and 49 tackles, including 12 for loss, in 16 regular-season games. In the playoffs, he was forced to leave the Bengals after suffering a foot injury in Cincinnati’s wild-card victory over Las Vegas. Due to his contract expiring at the end of the 2021 season, he was forced to enter the free-agent market in 2022 after undergoing season-ending surgery.
An early deal with the Chicago Bears fell through when Ogunjobi failed his physical and was forced to return to his previous team for another chance at a lucrative contract. While Ogunjobi was still looking for an opportunity, he found one with the Steelers after Stephon Tuitt’s retirement three weeks ago.
When it comes to the Steelers, Ogunjobi has a personal connection with one present player. The Browns and Steelers clashed towards the close of Thursday night’s game, and Ogunjobi shoved Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, which resulted in a one-game suspension for the defense. As soon as that situation is over, Ogunjobi will swap his Bengals jersey for a Pittsburgh Steelers one.
By CBS Sports, Ogunjobi was considered the 15th best defensive tackle in the draught and was expected to be drafted in the fifth or sixth round of the NFL draught. Defensive lineman for North, who fell 16–15 to South in the 2017 Senior Bowl, received an invitation to participate. Due to his impressive performance at the Senior Bowl, Ogunjobi’s draught stock has risen. He took part in the NFL Combine and accomplished all of the requisite combine and positional workouts.
At least a dozen scouts and reps visited Charlotte’s Pro Day to check out Ogunjobi and two of his teammates, who were highlighted as the event’s headline prospects. Experts and commentators predicted that he would go in the second or third round of the NFL draught. ESPN rated him as the third-best defensive lineman in the draught, NFLDraftScout.com rated him as the fourth-best defensive tackle, NFL analyst Mike Mayock rated him as the fifth-best defensive tackle, and Sports Illustrated rated him as the sixth-best defensive tackle.
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed Ogunjobi to a one-year contract. For the season of 2021, he started 16 games and racked up seven sacks, 49 tackles, and a team-high 12 tackles for loss, which were all career highs. They ended his season in the wild-card playoff game against the Las Vegas Raiders with a foot injury that necessitated surgery. When Ogunjobi failed a conditional physical, the Chicago Bears withdrew their offer to sign him, reports stated.
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