By: Jason Sarney
The Miami Dolphins entered free agency knowing they needed to improve the pass-rush. Finishing the 2019 season ranked 29th in sacks made this an easy guess in terms of crossing off need entering the upcoming NFL Draft.
The Dolphins brought in a pair of ace pass-rushers last week, one being Emmanuel Ogbah of the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Although he will be fitted for a ring, Ogbah did not play in the game, hosted in Miami, as he was recovering from a pectoral injury.
Ogbah, who mush have been impressed with his future home digs in Hard Rock Stadium knew it was tough not participating in the contest, yet certainly took in the experience.
"It was definitely tough to watch, but happy for my teammates." "It was a cool experience, the Super Bowl; it was dope!"
Now fully rehabbed, and ready to do as much training as these current times in the world allow, Ogbah is ready to work, as is his new teammate and fellow incoming Dolphin, Shaq Lawson.
The pair of defensive ends were each drafted in the 2016 class, with Ogbah being the 32nd overall pick to the Cleveland Browns, where he spent three seasons and accumulated 12.5 sacks. In 2019 for Kansas City, Ogbah only played in 10 games, yet equaled a yearly-best 5.5 sacks.
Lawson, who was drafted by Buffalo in the same year at 19th overall corroborated with Ogbah via telephone when talking about the 2020 NFL season.
To quote both new additions, as well as former Jet, Bart Scott, they simply, “can’t wait.”
Ogbah takes his talents to Miami Gardens, as he is always thinking and communicating with his family back home in Nigeria. It was clear that Ogbah is living his dream while creating nightmares for opposing Quarterbacks.
What also is clear, is Ogbah’s job and role on the Dolphins which he says is, “doing my part to help this team win. I am here to rush the passer and make this team better."