BJ Ojulari 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- 2021 stats: 55 tackles, 7 sacks
- Brother of New York Giants edge rusher Azeez Ojulari
- Scheme tendencies: 4-3 scheme
- 2022 projected role: Starting defensive end, primarily pass-rush specialist
Pros: BJ Ojulari showcases best when he is able to rush the passer. When Ojulari is committed to rushing the passer, he has the first-step explosiveness to immediately gain leverage on offensive linemen and put them in panic mode. Approaching offensive linemen, Ojulari has the feet to counter with a bevy of moves. Ojulari showcased a dip and rip, swim move, and a spin move that he uses to throw offensive linemen off balance. Ojulari also shows to be a high-motor player that has the ability to retrace his steps and get sacks on quarterbacks who are trying to escape the pocket via a rush lane left vacant by him or a teammate.
Cons: BJ Ojulari’s question marks come from his simple lack of overall size, and they show up in the run game. Against the run, Ojulari battles to maintain his ground against offensive tackles but struggles to effectively shed offensive linemen quickly and effectively. Ojulari understands the size issue and at times will try to spin out of blocks, which leads him to him giving up gap integrity. At LSU, Ojulari plays a four-down scheme where he plays a hand-in-the-ground defensive end position. I believe that Ojulari would benefit from playing in a 3-4 scheme where he can play that stand-up outside linebacker role that is protected at times by the defensive end with his primary role being to attack.
BJ Ojulari NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez