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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens Select DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari at No. 27

The Ravens add a new edge rusher.

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With the 27th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select...

Azeez Ojulari, DE/OLB, Georgia

The selection and write-up were made by TheCrackpot:

The Baltimore Ravens are at a crossroads.

Ever since plopping down on Baltimore, much like the fetid deposits splattered about streets, sidewalks, and the hoods of cars by their filthy, black feathered namesake, the Ravens had, for better or worse, hitched their ponies firmly to the defensive side of the ball.

That is, of course, until Lamar Jackson came along.

Now, Eric DeCosta and friends must decide whether or not to deny the football philosophy embedded in their DNA and fully embrace their new found offensive potential or, reinvest in what they know best and has worked for them in the past.

Fans who have recently acquired a taste for watching their team score lots touchdowns and the offense obsessed league executives and moneymen in New York, or where ever, would probably love to see the Ravens snag an player like Rashod Bateman, a wide receiver who is skilled at getting himself open in the exact parts of the field that Jackson is most comfortable throwing to. They have expended quite a bit of draft capital in recent years trying to find the right player for this. Marquise Brown, they hope, hasn’t yet reached his full potential and he will one day become a primary threat. As of now, he is not. Boykin has been a bit of a disappointment and Duvernay hasn’t shown he can be completely depended on. Watkins is probably more of a hopeful shot in the dark at best. So, the temptation to go WR with this pick has to be there.

However, I believe that the loss of Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue, the advanced age of Calais Campbell, a middle 1st Round run on O-linemen (you can definitely tell it’s Browns fans picking these players) and the belief that this draft is rich with later round WR gems, will combine to motivate Baltimore to reinforce their pass rush and draft Azeez Ojulari, a defensive end from the Georgia Bulldogs.

His speed and sack production (9.5 in ‘20) along with stout run defense will more than compensate for any deficiencies in size or technique. The Ravens believe in their defensive coaches ability to build him up and put him in the best position to succeed. It won’t matter much if he stays an EDGE or moves to OLB.

Pokorny: “I like Ojulari’s potential — and after this pick was made, the Ravens acquired another first round pick at No. 31 overall.”

The New Orleans Saints are up next, led by TheCannonGoesBOOM.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner