5 NY Giants who will benefit the most from Shane Bowen becoming new DC

Giants fans should be fired up over the Shane Bowen hire

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3. Azeez Ojulari

One of the most disappointing players on the Giants last season was Azeez Ojulari. Not only did he play in just 11 games, but when on the field, his level of play was nowhere close to where it once was. While part of this had to do with Martindale's system that infamously hinders edge-rushers, Ojulari was still at fault.

In the 11 games we saw out of him, Ojulari racked up 16 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 25 pressures. These numbers, regardless of system, are pretty darn bad for how good Ojulari has been in the past.

Lucky for him, Bowen is a bit of a pass-rush specialist. While the Titans' numbers won't show it, the lack of talent he had around him played a role in that. Despite this, he still managed to turn what, on paper, should have been a bad core, to an at least slightly below-average one. For example, under Bowen, Arden Key put up the second most sacks and pressures of his career with six and 40, respectively.

We've seen Ojulari be much better than this when healthy, so it's pretty exciting to think about how good he could be underneath a pass-rushing guru like Bowen. The talent has always been evident, but if Ojulari can be put in the proper system and stay on the field, the Giants could have an elite duo between him and Kayvon Thibodeaux.