NY Giants 2021 NFL Draft grades for every pick

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Azeez Ojulari, NFL Draft 2021
Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Azeez Ojulari (Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports) /

Round 2, pick No. 50: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

The NY Giants entered the NFL Draft in dire need of bolstering the pass-rush, after the top-four pass-rush performers were interior linemen in 2020, and came away with one of the highest-graded players at the position in this class.

Azeez Ojulari, who is coming off a season in which he produced 8.5 sacks and 36 total pressures, immediately vaults to the top of the NY Giants’ pass-rush rotation. Ojulari generated pressure on 21 percent of his snaps last season and has plus-athleticism that matches his myriad pass-rush moves.

Just how impressive was the NY Giants’ pick of Ojulari?

“I like him quite a bit,” a rival NFC personnel executive tells GMenHQ, on the condition of anonymity to be able to speak freely about the Giants’ incoming rookie. “Good production against the quarterback in college, has a good motor, and he’s a damn good athlete.”

One scout tells GMenHQ that Ojulari is a “perfect” fit for Patrick Graham’s defense. Ojulari might be Gettleman and the NY Giants’ best selection in this class.

Grade: A+