We Need To Talk About Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

The Cleveland Browns always seem to have the best draft classes every year and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was no exception.  Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah comes in at 6″2 and 221 pounds. He was exactly what the Browns wanted and needed in a Linebacker.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Younger Career.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah attended Notre Dame college where he spent four years but was only actively playing for two of them. During his high school career Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah wasn’t just a linebacker, he played safety, running back, and wide receiver, this is a player who is versatile and can play wherever needed.

While at Notre Dame Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah he managed to finish with 142 tackles, 7 sacks and 5 forced fumbles. His years at college wasn’t without problems, during his Sophomore year he broke his foot during practice meaning he only played 2 years and still was able to put them stats on the table for NFL teams. JOK was also the 2020 recipient of the Dick Butkus Award given to the top linebacker in college football.

Many mock drafts were putting him as a first round pick so why did he fall to the second round?

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Rookie Year.

No one expected JOK to fall to the second round but when he did Andrew Berry was there to trade up and managed to get him as the 52nd pick overall so why exactly did he fall to the second round?

It would later unfold that he was suffering from a heart condition and teams started to drop out.  He was later cleared but the only team that took the risk was the Browns.

JOK displayed a speed and burst that set him apart from every other rookie in attendance. He kept impressing during training camp and it was time for the regular season and to see if he was a steal in the draft.

JOK start to the regular season didn’t start as well as everyone hoped. He was playing both defence and special teams and then a high sprain ankle injury which ruled him out for three weeks. The final six games of the season is where he shined. He played 14 games where he had 76 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. This is a player that if he played more games this year he would’ve got higher up the list but you can’t stop injuries.

JOK doesn’t just move differently than others playing the linebacker position, he approaches it differently. Go and look at JOK’s feet before the snap, they bounce continuously while he diagnoses the play, and it enables him to react faster. He’s a speed machine!

JOK was named  PFF’s Rookie of the Week in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears where he had four tackles, one tackle for a loss, a half sack, and one quarterback hit. This was one of his best games.

Closing Remarks.

JOK has been a statement on the defensive side for the Browns. He’s made great plays, changed the game when it was needed.

In a bizarre NFL season with a lot of inconsistent play, Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has been a bright spot for this team. I’m personally excited to see how he plays in his second year.

JOK dropping to the second round was a huge steal for the Browns and it paid off. I for one am very excited to see what he has to offer in his second year. JOK can only get better right?

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