2023 2nd round #41 pick is BJ Ojulari LB

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Ojulari vs a tackle that went #12

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Has the best array of moves to become the best pass rushing specialist of this draft
He just need to add more power
 

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I hope this is his worst game. I'm an LSU fan, but the kid had zero impact in this game and missed a tackle on Bama's last drive in regulation.

Never demanded a double-team.
 

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I hope this is his worst game. I'm an LSU fan, but the kid had zero impact in this game and missed a tackle on Bama's last drive in regulation.

Never demanded a double-team.

Not sure what your watching there. He played well. They dropped him into coverage a bunch, probably 20% of his snaps are off ball or dropping. He had a QB hit in the end zone that forced a throwaway to stop a safety. He had a 1.5 TFLs and a sack. He had a bunch of pressures (like 5+) including bull rushing a guard back into Young for another throwaway. He was also held at least three times for what could have been sacks.

There were a couple of sacks he should have had and late Young escape though.

And most of this against JC Latham who a 1st round tackle next year.
 

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Where is the bend that people are talking so much about? Obviously this is a different offense from what he'll see in the NFL, but you don't see him turn the corner very often.

What you do see is that he drops into coverage quite a bit, he does a good job of standing up offensive linemen to read the play, and he hustles to the ball when it comes into his area.

I still think he might be a Sam 'backer in a 4-3.
 

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I see Ojulari being the RDE much like the Eagles used Josh Sweat. He has those long arms, and a full toolbox of pass rush moves that you look for in an Edge rusher.
 

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Interesting. Here’s my breakdown watching that:

Bull rush - 3
Stunt - 3
Coverage sack - 2
Spin - 1
Swim - 2
Rode to ground - 6
Unblocked - 2
Stood up defender - 1
Weird (but effective) duck-in move (not really “bend”) - 4
Bend, but didn’t get home and had to touch ground to maintain balance - 4
True bend rush success - 3
 

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This is a good solid football player with a pro bowl ceiling. He is likely not a superstar and it would be really nice to have him as the 2nd best pass rusher on your team, not your #1 threat. I think our best pass rusher will be Cameron Thomas. If he turns out to not be that guy (or if they kick him inside), I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the first round picks used on a truly elite pass rusher next year to put across from Ojulari.
 

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Where is the bend that people are talking so much about? Obviously this is a different offense from what he'll see in the NFL, but you don't see him turn the corner very often.

What you do see is that he drops into coverage quite a bit, he does a good job of standing up offensive linemen to read the play, and he hustles to the ball when it comes into his area.

I still think he might be a Sam 'backer in a 4-3.

Yeah he didn't seem to have any impact in the passing game. TN was getting rid of the ball real fast. But NFL teams do that too.

It's like Ouchie said, his bend is more of a duck move. I don't know if that's going to work in the NFL.

The reports were that he needed work in the run game. But that seemed like the better part of his game. He kept good contain most of the game. Right until the end where he went inside and gave up the huge run. Then lost contain again and gave up a first down.

Based on that tape, I didn't see anything special worth a 2nd round pick. But TN was getting rid of the ball crazy fast. Maybe there's tape against more of a drop back style offense?
 

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This is a good solid football player with a pro bowl ceiling. He is likely not a superstar and it would be really nice to have him as the 2nd best pass rusher on your team, not your #1 threat. I think our best pass rusher will be Cameron Thomas. If he turns out to not be that guy (or if they kick him inside), I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the first round picks used on a truly elite pass rusher next year to put across from Ojulari.
If only there'd been one available to us in this draft :)
 

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If only there'd been one available to us in this draft :)
I haven't seen on pundit say the Cardinals were dumb for passing on him. Every single football mind I've heard has said Anderson isn't worth the package the Texans gave.
 

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This is a good solid football player with a pro bowl ceiling. He is likely not a superstar and it would be really nice to have him as the 2nd best pass rusher on your team, not your #1 threat. I think our best pass rusher will be Cameron Thomas. If he turns out to not be that guy (or if they kick him inside), I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the first round picks used on a truly elite pass rusher next year to put across from Ojulari.
I was impressed with Cam in the small sample size. He looks like a long term as a strong side DE.
 

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Uh oh. Brings back memories of rookies holding out all the way until first game. Wendall Bryant comes to mind.
 
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