NFL Draft: 11 risers from the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl

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Moro Ojomo, DL, Texas (6-3, 293)

A few different defensive linemen had their moments during the week in Vegas, but Texas’ Moro Ojomo put together the most consistent and impactful week of practice. A tweener, Ojomo spent most of the week lining up inside at 3-Tech.

His combo of quickness and strength created all sorts of problems for guards in pass pro during the week. With his first-step explosion, Ojomo tended to have the jump on the offensive linemen, but it was his pass rush repertoire that stood out so much.

Ojomo showed he can generate power as a rusher against bigger interior offensive linemen by utilizing his speed, leverage, and hand placement; on one rep he perfectly showed it as he walked by Earl Bostick Jr. He also showed he’s capable of supplementing that power by using his hands (he broke out a club-rip move).

Despite giving up 10 to 30 pounds against most linemen, Ojomo held strong as a run defender too by beating blockers with his hand and getting them inside before discarding them.

With the interior defensive line class lacking depth, Ojomo should see a boost to his stock and is trending toward being a top-150 pick.