Every year it seems the New York Giants uncover a couple of undrafted players who surprise and make the 53-man roster. In 2012 Adewale Ojomo, a defensive end from Miami, was one of those players. He turned a dominant preseason into a spot on the roster.
Can Ojomo build on that and become a contributor on the defensive line in 2013? We look at the second-year player as we continue our player-by-player breakdown of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp in a couple of weeks.
2012 Season In Review
Ojomo became a darling of the fan base with a dominant preseason, registering four sacks, 10 tackles and a forced fumble. He also surprisingly made the 53-man roster. Playing behind Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Mathias Kiwanuka and Adrian Tracy, however, Ojomo did not carry his success into the regular season. He was inactive most game days and appeared in just one game, with no tackles or sacks.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Ojomo is once again in the mix for a roster spot as a reserve defensive end. With Pierre-Paul, Tuck, Kiwanuka and third-round pick Damontre Moore locks to make the roster if heatlhy, Ojomo is again competing with Matt Broha (practice squad in 2012) and Justin Trattou (IR in 2012, six games on the active roster in 2011) for a roster spot. If he can repeat his preseason performance from a season ago Ojomo could make the roster. We will just have to wait and see if he can force his way into the regular season defensive end rotation.