Weight: 225 lbs.
High school: Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison
Position: Defensive end
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Ojemudia was in high school. He had 80 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 blocked punt.
Final TTB Rating: 78
When Ojemudia originally was offered and committed to Michigan, I was a little bit leery of him. People claimed that he was unblockable, but what I saw on film was that nobody really tried. For a powerhouse team like Harrison that has good players at just about every position, sometimes it's easy for decent players to play great. The biggest saving grace for Ojemudia, to me, was that Michigan's three defensive line coaches - especially Greg Mattison - thought he was a player. I don't trust the coaches on everyone, but defensive line recruiting shouldn't be an issue while he's at Michigan.
Ojemudia played a lot of defensive tackle in high school, so working at defensive end is going to take an adjustment. When he played as a stand-up defensive end in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game, he struggled to get off the ball quickly. It's a completely different technique from what he played for the past couple seasons. But Michigan's coaches have shown a willingness to rotate defensive linemen liberally, which is why three guys played meaningful snaps at weakside end last season (Craig Roh, Jibreel Black, and Frank Clark). With Roh and Black changing positions to strongside end and 3-tech defensive tackle, respectively, that leaves Clark and SAM-turned-WDE Brennen Beyer to fight for snaps. Ojemudia's size at this point might prevent him from being useful on running downs, but his motor and pass rushing ability could make him a valuable third-and-long commodity.
Prediction: Situational pass rusher, backup WDE