Oklahoma Sooners

Rams Select Obo Okoronkwo In Fifth Round

M. Hofeld

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Former Oklahoma outside linebacker Obo Okoronkwo is heading to the West Coast. The Los Angeles Rams selected Obo in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the 160th overall pick.

A four-year player, and two-year starter, at Oklahoma, Obo amassed 164 tackles and 21 sacks for the Sooners. In 2017 he recorded career-highs with 76 tackles and 17.5 tackles for loss. As a result he was a Walter Camp First-Team All American, First-Team All Big 12, and was the co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Despite a high motor and quickness off the edge, the Houston, Texas native slipped into the later rounds of the draft because most NFL general managers and coaches don’t see him as an every down outside linebacker. Instead, they see him as a pass rushing specialists on long down situations.

He joins fellow Oklahoma players Baker Mayfield (Browns), Orlando Brown (Ravens), and Mark Andrews (Ravens) as draft selections this year.

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