Azeez Ojulari could be a stud pass rusher for a team picking in the latter part of the first round.
The Georgia football program has earned a reputation in the 21st century as Linebacker U, but the Dawgs may not have had a pass rusher with as much promise as Azeez Ojulari carries with him into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Ojulari is an incredibly instinctive player with a knack for forcing turnovers. He is an ever-present reminder that not even the best SEC offensive linemen can regularly contain him. Essentially, he is close to the athletic specimen Leonard Floyd was coming out of Georgia years ago, but with a greater sense of awareness, which could make him a tremendously productive player in the NFL.
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Now that the Los Angeles Chargers have their new franchise quarterback in Justin Herbert, it is all about two things for the Bolts: Surrounding Herbert with enough offensive pieces to succeed and assembling a defense that can make things more difficult for Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes. To win the division, the Chargers have to beat the Chiefs regularly.
While it remains to be seen what Brandon Staley can do as a head coach, we saw first-hand what he can do a season ago as a defensive coordinator. His side of the ball with the Los Angeles Rams was phenomenal. One player who had a career year was none other than former Georgia star and former first-round pick by the Chicago Bears in Floyd. Ojulari can be Staley’s new version of Floyd.
Though taking Ojulari at No. 13 seems like a bit of a reach, you could say the same thing for the Bears taking Floyd inside of the top 10 back in 2016. The good news for Ojulari to the Bolts is he would be part of the same pass rush that features Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Selecting Ojulari this high is a bit of a luxury pick, but you cannot put a price on driving Mahomes into the turf.