Azeez Ojulari needs to prove that he shouldn’t have fallen in the NFL Draft
NY Giants starting left tackle Andrew Thomas played his college ball with his new NFL teammate, rookie second round pick Azeez Ojulari while they were both attended the University of Georgia.
After facing off against Thomas in practice at Georgia, he says Ojulari has all of the intangibles.
“I think he has all the intangibles,” Thomas told Giants.com. “He’s fast, he’s strong, has good weight, but personally the thing that I feel like makes him different from other guys is his heart and how he plays the game. He’ll run through a brick wall for his teammates. That’s how he plays the game.”
Thomas says that Ojulari can do more than get after opposing quarterbacks.
“I’ve never seen a D-end take on a counter like him,” Thomas said. “We had [OL] Solomon Kindley and Sol loved pulling, and Azeez everyday looked forward to it. You don’t see that much from outside linebackers. A lot of times, they just want to rush the passer and do things like that, but Azeez doesn’t care about the glory. He just works hard, so I think that’s what separates him.”
What a sigh of relief it will be for the Giants if Ojulari can come in and be a star right away for a team like the Giants who desperately need an edge rusher. He had a heck of a 2020 campaign for the Bulldogs while racking up nine sacks in 10 games with an overall PFF grade of 90.
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