NY Giants 2021 NFL Draft grades for every pick
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.