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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: EDGE Azeez Ojulari


Positional ranking: #3

Big Board ranking: #30

 

Overview

Position: EDGE

College: Georgia

Class: Sophomore (RS)

Age: 20

 

Measurables

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 240 lbs.

Arm length: N/A

Hand size: N/A

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: N/A

Vertical jump: N/A

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Excellent speed rush. Strong frame with good overall size. Very fast off the ball. Great acceleration/burst and closes fast. Hands and feet are extremely active as a pass rusher. Stays low and plays with tremendous leverage. Ideal blend of speed and power. Possesses an elite swipe move. High motor. Violent as a finisher. Should be able to add effective counter moves by changing speed more. Quality quickness when not at full speed. Great awareness and overall instincts. Maximizes length to keep blockers off his frame. Outstanding play recognition versus the run. Physical taking on blocks. Does a very good job setting the edge. Strong at the point of attack and able to anchor down. Keeps contain as a backside defender. Comfortable dropping back in coverage. Has experience as both a stand-up rusher and playing with his hand in the dirt. Great performance in the Peach Bowl to close college career.

 

Weaknesses

Has some stiffness at the top of the rush. Mostly a straight-line rusher with average change-of-direction skills. Could see more consistent hustle away from the action. Size and play style could make him less of a fit for a 4-3 defense.

 

NFL comparison

Shaquil Barrett

 

Conclusion

Overall, Ojulari is a complete edge defender that can get to the quarterback with the speed rush and help stifle the running game in a variety of ways. Especially for teams that run a 3-4 defense, Ojulari has a case to be the top pass rusher in the class.

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dawgs
dawgs
17 days ago

Good report!

Dr. Football
Dr. Football
17 days ago

20 year old

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