5 top prospects the Steelers should trade up for in round two
David Ojabo: Edge, Michigan
The Steelers need some additional edge help opposite T.J. Watt. How do you not pass up the opportunity to trade up and land the 6’5” 250-pound David Ojabo. Face it Ojabo should not have fallen to the second round. However, he freakishly tore his Achilles tendon in a workout after the college season ended.
Needless to say, this made a lot of teams jittery; he fell out of the first round entirely. He will heal, though, and return to football, and the team that takes the chance could have a solid edge rusher for years to come.
The beautiful thing with Ojabo is that this is an instance in which the Steelers have enough talent to let him sit and rehab his Achilles tendon until they feel he is ready to play. Plus, they can slowly integrate him as needed. Once healthy, having him play opposite of T.J. would be a sight to behold, and one could imagine the Steelers sack output would increase.
It’s hard to say how long Ojabo will last into the 2nd round. However, if for some reason he went before pick 36 would have some additional backup options for an edge rusher in a trade-up scenario, which could be Minnesota’s Boye Mafe or Penn States Arnold Ebiketie.