Round Two: Giants trade back again select Azeez Ojulari

By Michael Stewart/@TheTruthNYG

 The New York Giants continue their uncharacteristic game plan from years pass at the draft with the second trade in as many rounds on Day 2. In round 1, they traded back from #11 to #20 with Chicago Bears and then repeated it again in round 2 with a another trade with Miami that surprised many Giant fans. Let’s take a look and see what the Giants gave up and who they selected.

Trade

Round 2: Giants give up their 42nd to Miami for their 50th pick in 2021 and a 3rd round pick in 2022.  

The Pick:

Azeez Ojulari (LB/EDGE-Georgia) 6’3/245:

Positives:

  • Extremely athletic
  • High Motor
  • Quick off the edge
  • Relentless
  • Solid leverage and good bend on the edge
  • Disruptive against the run
  • Various pass rushing moves
  • Well built with room to grow

Negatives:

  • A bit raw in certain areas
  • Average in pass coverage
  • Lacks consistency at times
  • Lacks speed to chase down plays at time
  • Needs to get more stronger and bigger

Ojulari was projected on many mock drafts to go in the 1st round and there is no debate that he has 1st round talent and a high ceiling. The Giants Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham can put Ojulari in positions to succeed and allow him to develop at a comfortable pace. With Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines expected back fully healthy, Ojulari could get a few snaps from Carter and Ximines that will allow him to be best utilized within DC Patrick Grahams defensive schemes. This is a high reward, low-risk trade and pick for the Giants and one that could pay extreme dividends in 2021 and beyond. GRADE: A

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