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Michigan’s David Ojabo Could Be The Randy Gregory Replacement

To say 's time with the Cowboys has been eventful would be an understatement. Selected in the of the 2015 , he only fell that far due to a positive test at the Combine. In the coming years, this would continue to haunt him as he missed the 2017 and 2019 seasons after violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

However, through all the missed time, he has remained a valuable part of the Cowboys' . In 2021, he had possibly the best season of his career and had six sacks in twelve games. While he did deal with injuries again in 2021, he made an impact when he was on the field.

Alas, it is no secret that the Cowboys have a lot of superstar talent. With players like , , and commanding top dollar, they may not be able to retain Gregory. Fortunately, if he does leave in the , Dallas will have options.

David Ojabo can replace Gregory

In the , there are numerous pass-rushing options. In fact, the have produced a prospect who bears a strong resemblance to Gregory. That would be one of the nation's best defensive ends, .

Above all else, Ojabo's story is fantastic as he did not even play organized football until his junior year of high school. A quick study, he used his superb athletic ability to great success while at Michigan. His eleven earned him a selection to the All-American Second-Team.

Ojabo and Gregory's physical skillsets are where they share the most similarities.

Both are listed at 6'5″ and Gregory is five pounds heavier at 255. In addition, they both possess a lean body type that allows them to play fast. Ojabo especially plays with fantastic speed and bend. At this point, Ojabo is a work in progress. As mentioned, he is new to the sport. However, his ceiling is as high as any player in the 2022 class. He would be a worthwhile selection for Dallas in round one if he lasts that far.

Jason Willis
Jason Willis
Just a guy who loves sports. Writing for The Raider Ramble, Inside The Star, Just Blog Baby, and NFL Draft Lounge. Host of the Can O Corn Baseball Podcast. "My satisfaction is knowing that my desires will not be killed."

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