Ravens Sign David Ojabo to Rookie Contract
The Baltimore Ravens signed rookie outside linebacker David Ojabo to his rookie deal on Tuesday. The second round pick, who is still recovering from a torn achilles had yet to report to the Ravens facility for training camp. Until Tuesday’s signing Ojabo was the only rookie yet to sign a contract. It is unclear what the holdup between Ojabo and the Ravens was regarding his contract.
Ojabo saw his draft stock fall after his achilles injury suffered during his pro day in March. Once considered a top-15 draft prospect, Ojabo fell to the second round where the Ravens selected him with the 45th overall selection.
While the timetable for when Ojabo will see the field this season is uncertain, training camp is an important time for rookies. Training camp is spent creating connections with new coaches and teammates, learning an NFL playbook, all while becoming accustomed to the demands of the NFL. One upside to Ojabo missing camp however is his former defensive coordinator at Michigan, Mike Macdonald, is now heading the Ravens defense. Meaning Ojabo will likely have some familiarity of the defense once he returns to the field.