Azeez Ojulari is what the Giants defense needs
Former Georgia Bulldog and now New York Giants’ rookie linebacker Azeez Ojulari should have been taken at least in the mid-first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. But reports of issues with his knee caused him to slide into the second round.
Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman made it clear after they drafted Ojulari that they were happy to see him fall into their laps.
“Here’s what I’m going to say to you. You have to have confidence in your ability to evaluate players. So you just turn around and people are missing it for whatever reason and it didn’t scare us, that’s for darn sure,” Gettleman said. “You know, it’s kind of the same thing when people cut a player. The instinct is to say what’s wrong. My attitude is maybe they made a mistake. So it’s one of those deals where the fact that Azeez was dropping did not impact us at all in terms of our opinion of his playing ability and what he could do for us.”
During an interview with 60 WFAN on Monday, Gettleman said that he has not idea where the issues
“I don’t know where the knee thing came from,” Gettleman said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “We had no concerns with that.”
Sometimes people for some reason make things overblown, hopefully that’s the case with Ojulari because he will be quite the steal if he stays healthy. The good news is that he played every snap while at Georgia.
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