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Draft INSIGHT: Round 1 - EDGE Azeez Ojulari

Round 1 EDGE rusher is a must-need this year

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Make no mistake about it, the Browns will be hunting a starting left defensive end in the draft in the first three rounds. Imagine Myles Garrett on one side and a young buck bringing the heat from the other with a mission to meet at the quarterback. Ojulari is a bit lean, but backs up his game with speed off the edge. Has a chance to be taken earlier than Cleveland’s Number 26 spot in the first-round, but could fall into their laps. Plays all three downs with excellent quickness and body control. Gets after the quarterback with a great motor.

Draft projection: mid to late first-round

Specifics:

College: Georgia

Height: 6’-3”

Weight: 240 pounds

40-time: 4.6

Career Tackles: 68

Career Forced Fumbles: 8

Career Sacks: 15

Career Tackles for Loss: 18.5

Career starts: 23

Positives:

  • Good reactive athleticism
  • 9.5 sacks in 2020
  • Quickness a huge plus
  • Outstanding in run support
  • Point of attack an asset
  • Hard worker
  • Second Team All-SEC 2020
  • Consistent hustler and fast
  • Great attitude
  • Gets after the quarterback

Negatives:

  • Needs to play more with length
  • Will need to bulk up a bit to take on larger tackles
  • Lacks ideal length and reach
  • Not the most agile athlete
  • Can be pushed deep into the pocket at times
  • Technique needs work
  • More consistency

Expert Draft Site Analysis

BigBlueView.com

University of Georgia EDGE Azeez Ojulari has the athleticism, frame, and versatility to be a contributor in a variety of roles at the NFL level. He has a good blend of size, speed, and agility, and is able to play both defensive end and outside linebacker, as well as a hybrid between the two. Ojulari lined up as an EDGE in Georgia’s multiple front defense, playing on both the left and right side, as well as from a two- and three-point stance.