Denver Broncos: 5 biggest risers during the 2020 season

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Michael Ojemudia, Denver Broncos
Michael Ojemudia, CB #23 for the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Michael Ojemudia

Michael Ojemudia was drafted in the third round of this past year’s draft and was thought by many to be a developmental corner with excellent physical abilities. The Denver Broncos had bigger plans for Michael Ojemudia.

“OJ” earned his way to a starting cornerback spot through a strong training camp and has flashed early and often so far during the 2020 NFL Season. Ojemudia had his first career interception taken away from a questionable call on Alexander Johnson during week 1’s matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

Even without the interceptions, Ojemudia has played well on the boundary and has solidified a Broncos’ secondary that has experienced turnover all season. Ojemudia himself was benched after a poor game against the Atlanta Falcons but returned against the Kansas City Chiefs after Bryce Callahan was placed on Injured Reserve.

Ojemudia ranks 7th on the team in total tackles and is tied for 3rd on the team with five pass breakups, per ESPN. After a strong rookie season, Ojemudia should enter the 2021 Season as one of the Broncos’ starting boundary corners.