On Friday, Michigan linebacker David Ojabo had his draft stock plummet when he suffered a torn Achilles during his pro-day.
As noted by former NFL cornerback/return specialist Bucky Brooks, the video of the injury was hard to watch, but it was even more disturbing to see the people in attendance not care about what was going on.
“I know the NFL is a cold business but watching the lack of concern or empathy from the scouts, coaches and observers following David Ojabo’s injury bugs me,” Brooks tweeted. “Perhaps someone should’ve checked on him instead of grabbing the ball and moving to the next drill. Just a thought.”
The video above shows Ojabo going down and literally no reaction from anybody in attendance. Instead, somebody comes over and to retireve the football and walks away.
According to Adam Schefter, doctors expect the Michigan linebacker to be on a similar recovery timeline to Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers, who tore an Achilles in July and returned to play in about six months. That means he would miss a few weeks of the 2022 regular season.
Ojabo had been projected as a first-round pick. He’s definitely lost millions of dollars because of this injury.
This 2021 season was a breakout for Ojabo, who finished second on the Wolverines in sacks (11) and tackles for loss (12).