On both offense and defense, the Browns have a lot of big names and personalities. From Odell Beckham Jr. to Myles Garrett, it is easy to forget about small-named players that could have an impactful season in 2020. On the defensive line, one name that comes to mind is Larry Ogunjobi. Let’s take a look at why he could have a big year while going under the radar.
Joe Woods 4-3 Scheme
The fact that new Defensive Coordinator Joe Woods is keeping the 4-3 scheme will help Ogunjobi see the field a substantial amount in 2020. Not only that, but Woods is going to help Larry improve from his production in the last few years. Woods comes from the 49ers, and we all know how great the defensive line was for the last year. The good news is that Ogunjobi is already a solid player. He’s had 5.5. sacks each of the last two years and 20 tackles for loss total. The scheme from Joe Woods could help him go from solid to really good, getting 6-8 sacks during the season. This would be a good year for Ogunjobi to make a jump in his career.
He’s been working hard in the offseason
While we don’t know every little thing players do in the offseason, there has been a lot of content from Ogunjobi lately of him working out, and he looks absolutely shredded. He appears to be eyeing a big season in 2020 and keeping his mind and body right points to the correct mindset, work ethic, and dedication.
Depth on the Defensive Line
One thing Andrew Berry has done much better than John Dorsey is to provide depth at certain positions. We know how rough it was last year when Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi got suspended. Before we could blink, practice squad players were starting/rotating, and it was rough. The Browns signed Adrian Clayborn and Andrew Billings in Free Agency and drafted Jordan Elliot out of Missouri. With those players plus who is already on the roster, Ogunjobi should be able to play a lot of snaps and remain fresh in each game.
Cleveland’s defensive line has the potential to be one of the best in the league. For that to happen, certain players need to step up and have a big year. Larry Ogunjobi is one of those players, and it is all up to him if it happens. It would be nice to see him play well and get brought back to Cleveland on a new contract since that rarely happens and all.
Time will tell! Go Browns.