Giants made a lot of big moves this offseason
The New York Giants added quite a big of talent to their roster this offseason as they look to finally get back to the playoffs.
Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report has posted an article naming every NFL team’s biggest standout. For the Giants, it’s rookie edge rusher Azeez Ojulari.
The New York Giants need a boost to their pass rush this offseason. But the team didn’t add much in free agency and passed on doing so in this year’s first round. Fortunately, Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari fell to the 50th overall pick, where the Giants snatched him up.
The New York Post’s Paul Schwartz envisions him as an immediate pass-rushing specialist and possible starter based on the little seen so far.
Middle linebacker Blake Martinez certainly gushed about his new teammate.
“He’s a freaky looking player,” Martinez told reporters of Ojulari. “Just watching him today, he made some great plays out there in practice, showed some athleticism, things like that. Once again, it’s OTAs, so you’ve got to wait until we put the pads on, things like that. So far I think he’s done really well.”
The Giants desperately need Ojulari to be the pass rusher that they’ve been missing for the past few years. If he can get after opposing quarterbacks and rack up some sacks, New York’s defense will be on another level compared to 2020.
Ojulari recorded 9.5 sacks during his final college season at Georgia. Hopefully he can have the same production at the next level.
Last season the Giants’ leader in sacks was Leonard Williams with 11 last season, but I wouldn’t expect him to replicate that effort this coming season due to the fact that defensive linemen in a 3-4 defense don’t typically recorded that many sacks.
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