The 2021 NFL Draft is just over a week away and there are a number of teams that could use a tough defender like Azeez Ojulari on the roster. The Georgia linebacker led the SEC with 9.5 sacks last season and also racked up 31 tackles (12.5 for loss) in addition to 4 forced fumbles.
Simply put, Ojulari has the size and speed necessary to play at the next level. With that being said, here are three of the most likely NFL teams to draft Ojulari.
1. Tennessee Titans (No. 22)
The Tennessee Titans are in desperate need of an explosive pass rusher and that is exactly the type of player Ojulari is. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, he has the ideal build to it into this Titans defense. Ojulari had three strip-sack fumbles during the 2020 college football season and knows how to make his presence felt in the backfield. The Titans ranked last in the NFL last season averaging a sack on just 3.02% of opposing pass attempts. This move could be the first step in improving that mark.
2. New York Jets (No. 23)
Selecting Ojulari doesn't seem like a bad idea for a team right in the middle of a rebuilding era. He has pure athleticism and all the traits necessary to be a dominant pass rusher at the next level. The New York Jets could use Ojulari's quickness and reaction speed to turn him into a key player on the defensive side of the ball. Head coach Robert Saleh knows better than anyone that it takes a great defense to win and Ojulari possesses the toughness needed to play in the NFL.
3. Baltimore Ravens (No. 27)
If Ojulari falls a bit in the first round, don't be surprised if the Baltimore Ravens grab him at No. 27 overall. Baltimore just lost Matthew Judon and Yannick Ngakoue to free agency this offseason, so making this move would be one way to address that hole on the roster. Ojulari knows how to use his large frame to his advantage and can use his speed to get around the edge. Plus, he showed nothing but improvement over three seasons with the Bulldogs. He would be a steal for the Ravens here.
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