Eagles finalize their 2023 NFL Draft class by selecting Moro Ojomo

Moro Ojomo, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Moro Ojomo, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

It’s official. If you didn’t know this already, Philadelphia Eagles Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman is a genius. Not only did he walk into the NFL Draft with six picks and walk out having added seven new young Birds to the nest including their final selection, Moro Ojomo. He also finalized a trade with the Detroit Lions that added Philly native/former Georgia Bulldogs tailback D’Andre Swift to the nest.

We have called him a magician for quite some time. It now appears that Wikipedia agrees.

On paper, the Birds, before they announced their final selection of the 2023 NFL Draft, had already assembled a roster that can rival the talent of the team they fielded last year. The cherry on top was a defensive tackle from the University of Texas.

The Philadelphia Eagles put a period at the end of their 2023 NFL Draft class’s sentence with the selection of Moro Ojomo.

The Philadelphia Eagles proved that they were paying attention to Longhorns football after all. Some thought they would select a former Texas star with their first draft choice. They wound up taking one with their seventh and final choice.

Moro Ojomo, a defensive tackle, was the choice at the 249th-overall selection in Round 7. NFL.com’s draft profile on the young man gives him a final draft grade of 5.97, meaning they expect him to be an average backup or special teamer. Here are his numbers from the most recent NFL Scouting Combine.

  • 40-yard dash: 5.04 seconds
  • Ten-yard split: 1.77 seconds
  • Vertical jump: 33 inches
  • Broad jump: Nine feet, four inches
  • Bench press: 29 reps

Here’s Lance Zierlein’s take:

"Naturally powerful defensive lineman caught somewhere between end and tackle. Ojomo is best-suited as a base end but doesn’t really have the get-off quickness to exploit interior blockers as an inside rusher on passing downs. He’s tight in his lower body, and his movements lack fluidity, but he can fight his way through blocks with upper-body power and a will to make it happen. Ojomo plays hard throughout the rep and will find production with his secondary effort, but he might cap out as a solid backup in either an odd or even front."

Moro Ojomo stands at six-foot-three, and he tips the scales at 281 pounds. He was also a three-year starter at Texas. During his 42-game career, one that spanned five seasons, he notched 95 tackles and five sacks. Some gave him fourth-round grades.

He might wind up being another of those Eagles-esque Day 3 steals after having had his name called late in Round 7.