Georgia edge rusher Azeez Ojulari has been consistently projected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft since he declared in January although he's been hovering in the back end of the opening round.
That was until Monday when SI.com's NFL Draft Bible mocked Ojulari going No. 7 overall to the Detroit Lions.
Logan Lamorandier of SI.com's AllLions had this to say about Ojulari potentially landing with the Lions:
"The Lions have desperately needed a pass rush in recent years. Ojulari could definitely help fix that. He might not be a super well-known commodity in the top 10 at this point, but the pre-draft process will be critical for his ascension. If he can demonstrate his athleticism through testing and maybe weighing in over his listed 240 pounds, more will jump on the bandwagon. His biggest concern is weight and scheme fit."
He went on to say that the Lions coaching staff under new head coach Dan Campbell have placed a priority on talent, not the scheme itself. They are making it a point to be flexible with their scheme to fit their talent.
No. 7 overall is by far the highest we've seen Ojulari's name in 2021 NFL Mock Drafts, but as Lamorandier stated, a great Pro Day will only catapult Ojulari's status that much higher heading to the draft.
He's expected to weigh in over 240 pounds and will test well. Sources close to the situation don't expect Ojulari to run a blazing fast 40-yard dash based on his testing measurables during his time at Georgia. However, he's been training for his Pro Day for a while now and is expected to perform as such.
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