The Buffalo Bills only need a slight bump to propel them to the next level in the AFC. They currently don’t have many glaring needs, so they could do plenty of different things on NFL Draft day.
One area they may look to solidify is the defensive side of the ball. NFL fans know the Bills’ offense can put up points with the best of them, but their defense allowed opponents to score their fair share of points as well.
With the 30th overall pick in the 2021 On Tap Sports Net NFL Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Azeez Ojulari from the University of Georgia.
Upon hearing Azeez Ojulari’s name, many may believe he is strictly an EDGE rusher. However, he also possesses the ability to play in coverage thanks to his athleticism and build. That versatility will prove valuable in this age of the NFL and help him get on the field more. Having such a skill set in his arsenal exemplifies that he has the speed to contain the run game as well as cover the evolving tight end position.
When discussing mechanics, Ojulari has quick hip movement that allows him to change directions on any play. His ability in this area is one of the best in this draft. Furthermore, his best trait — one that will make him an all-around better player and teammate — is his humbleness. That is something you can’t teach, and it should take Ojulari a long way in the NFL.
Like any highly regarded prospect, Ojulari also has some drawbacks to his game. He may be a strong player, but he is still struggling to set a strong end on plays. This weakness becomes evident at times when he attempts to get off blocks.
Another issue regarding Ojulari is a limited number of go-to rush moves. This deficiency causes him to give up on run plays a little bit too early. With the right coaching, he can add to his arsenal and become a more well-rounded attacker.
Furthermore, Ojulari also carries a bit of an injury history with him, most notably knee ailments. NFL teams will certainly monitor that scenario closely when evaluating Ojulari.
NFL teams searching for a true football player need to look no further than Azeez Ojulari. His high level of character and humbleness shape him into a true professional who will be willing to learn at every step along the way of his NFL journey.
The Bills could use a boost on the defensive side of the ball, making Buffalo an ideal landing spot for the Georgia product. If Ojulari is available when the Bills are on the clock for pick #30, don’t be surprised to see him flying off the edges in the blue and red on Sundays moving forward.