After an injury-plagued rookie season, Jeff Okudah was looking for a fresh start in his second year with the Detroit Lions under a brand new regime. However, his sophomore campaign in Detroit is now over before it really could begin after suffering a ruptured Achilles during yesterday’s season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
An MRI confirmed #Lions CB Jeff Okudah suffered a ruptured Achilles, source said. Season over for last year’s No. 3 overall pick, who was coming off a strong camp.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 13, 2021
As if the day couldn’t have gotten any worse for the former Ohio State Buckeye and #3 overall pick in 2020, he got an earful from Defensive Backs Coach Aubrey Pleasant after getting burned a few times prior to his injury:
Jeff Okudah getting an earful 😳
— PFF (@PFF) September 12, 2021
Is it time to start putting the “bust” label on Okudah, or is it still too early to tell? Will he ever live up to the draft hype? Should we thank Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn for wasting another high Lions pick on a player that will never pan out?