Giants expect Azeez Ojulari to bring back their pass rush
The New York Giants were very busy this offseason and you could say that they made several moves that will make them a better team in 2021.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report says that the Giants “smartest” move was using their second round pick on Georgia edge rusher Azeez Ojulari.
he New York Giants made splashy moves during free agency, signing wideout Kenny Golladay and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson.
Yet Big Blue made their smartest move in the second round of the draft. The Giants took Azeez Ojulari with the 50th overall pick. According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, teams might’ve had concerns about his knee, which may have caused him to fall into the second round.
The Giants will benefit from this gamble. If Ojulari goes through the 2021 campaign without any issues, he’s a candidate to log double-digit sacks. The 6’2″, 249-pounder can beat tackles with speed and great use of his hands on the edge. The rookie’s short-area quickness, coupled with his balance, allows him to stay in position for a sack on stunts.
With Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence on the interior of the defensive line, they’ll open lanes for Ojulari to squeeze through and collapse the pocket. He’s a Day 2 pick who should make an immediate impact in Year 1.
I think drafting Ojulari in the second round was a no-brainer for the Giants because of the fact that they so desperately needed an edge rusher after not acquiring one in free agency and deciding to instead sign wide receiver Kenny Golladay.
I think the Giants smartest move was signing Golladay because I think as a team they can get by without Ojulari, but not without a clear-cut number one receiver this season.
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