PROS: Excellent zone awareness. Love how he trusts his landmarks and understands coverage spacing. Patient, rarely panics and trusts his technique. Does well to read the backfield and work into throwing lanes. Has outstanding size and length for the position, although ideally there would be more press coverage reps to evaluate although it does show up at the catch point. Does well to play the football in the air, particularly breaking forward on it. Generally showcases good eye discipline. I like the way he leverages routes and makes it difficult to cross his face. Has good fluidity, quickness and change of direction skills. Flashes a quick trigger and willingness to attack downhill in run support. Generally a secure tackler.
CONS: Wish he had more on his plate in college to get a better feel for his skills in press and off-man coverage. Want to see him react quicker in coverage with more willingness to jump routes and close with confidence. Often a tick late when breaking on the football. Needs better anticipatory skills. Hitting power and contact balance are modest. Does not consistently play off contact in pursuit. Ball skills aren’t as sound with his back to the line of scrimmage as he is driving forward.
BEST TRAIT - Zone Coverage
WORST TRAIT - Anticipation
RED FLAGS - None
Michael Ojemudia profiles as a zone corner where his awareness, size, length and ball skills can be correctly taken advantage of. While he has the physical traits needed to win in man coverage, the reps of him doing so in college are few and far between and his below average anticipatory skills in coverage do not project favorably to that role. Generally speaking, Ojemudia is a physical player that is willing to trigger downhill and tackle. In college, Ojemudia did a great job of trusting his landmarks, leveraging routes and limiting production against him when targeted. While he may not profile as a high impact starter, Ojemudia has the makings of an adequate starter in the right scheme at the next level by Year 2/3.