Just how good can pass-rusher Azeez Ojulari be in 2022? He’s looking to follow his explosive rookie season in style, as the NY Giants standout really impressed during Year 1 in the NFL. Ojulari, who set the rookie Giants record with his eight sacks, has been working like a mad man this offseason to keep his body in shape.
Ojulari turned plenty of heads in a recent workout clip, as he was tossing 120-pound dumbbells into the air with ease. With him adding 10 pounds of muscle too, offensive linemen surely aren’t ready for what he’s getting ready to showcase on the gridiron. Per NFL writer Nick Shook, he thinks Ojulari has what it takes to head to the Pro Bowl this season.
Will NY Giants pass-rusher Azeez Ojulari make the Pro Bowl in 2022?
"“Ojulari stormed out of the gate in his first season, recording a sack in each of his first three games, and set a new single-game, career-high mark with 2.5 sacks in New York’s Week 7 win over Carolina,” Shook wrote on Ojulari. “The rookie wall hit him, though, with Ojulari matching that total in his remaining games and finishing with eight sacks on the year. Ojulari enters Year 2 with a top talent — first-round choice Kayvon Thibodeaux — rushing opposite him, which should make the going a little easier for him. Defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale isn’t afraid to turn up the heat, either, placing Ojulari on a course for greater success in 2022.”"
With the addition of No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux, fans are thrilled about the thought of he and Ojulari going to work together. They could become one of the best duos in the league. Thibodeaux is eyeing double-digit sacks for this season and the same can be said for Ojulari. Eight won’t cut it for him this fall.
With Wink Martindale bringing in his defense to MetLife Stadium too, New York is expected to be quite aggressive in going after opposing quarterbacks. That’s not good news for Carson Wentz (again), Dak Prescott and Jalen Hurts.
Ojulari is poised to have another outstanding showing for the G-Men from start to finish in ’22. Will it end with a trip to the Pro Bowl this upcoming winter? That wouldn’t be a surprise whatsoever.