With the 77th pick, the Denver Broncos selected Michael Ojemudia out of Iowa, making him the tenth cornerback taken in the draft.

Ojemudia played 36 games over four seasons after redshirting as a freshman, amassing 125 tackles.


Over his 36 games, Ojemudia made 87 solo tackles and 1.5 TFL. Ojemudia’s three interceptions in 2018 were the eighth-best in the Big 10, while his three picks as a senior were the second-best in the conference.

Ojemudia’s nine passes defended as a senior were good for fifth in the Big 10. At the combine, Ojemudia ran a 4.45 40-yard dash and had a 36-inch vertical jump.

As a senior, Ojemudia was a third-team All-Big 10 selection. Ojemudia defended 17 passes over his career at Iowa. Ojemudia was a projected 4th-5th round selection.


The size, length and potential to make plays on the ball will be appealing, but tape shows a player missing the instincts and burst to close and challenge throws from off coverages. He’s not as physical as teams will want for Cover 2, but a press-heavy scheme would keep him closer to his target and allow his length to factor more frequently. He doesn’t display the qualities of a natural ballhawk, but the measurables could land him in the later rounds as a developmental prospect. -Lance Zierlein, NFL.com


As a Bronco, Ojemudia will join A.J. Bouye and Bradley Chubb in the defensive backfield. While he may not see much time, learning from those two could help him once he gets on the field.
Ojemudia’s best shot at making a long career in the NFL will be on special teams. With a strong preseason, Ojemudia could see a shot at playing corner in mop up duty or if there is an injury to one of the other Broncos corners.