With the 50th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari.
Here is everything you need to know about the second-round draft choice:
2020: Phil Steele All-America Fourth Team selection…semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top defensive player…All-SEC Second Team by the league’s 14 head coaches and the Associated Press…named to the AP All-Bowl Team…started in all 10 games…finished with 31 total stops, including 12.5 for lost yardage (tops in the SEC) and 8.5 QB sacks (also SEC best)…led team with 35 QB pressures, 11 more than any other teammate…Defensive MVP of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl…had four solo tackles in the Bulldogs’ win over Cincinnati, three of which were QB sacks…two of those sacks resulted in fumbles, the first recovered by UGA and the second ended the game with a safety…five tackles vs. Tennessee included two QB sacks…also forced and recovered a fumble on the first QB sack…named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after Tennessee game…had five tackles, a QB sack for an 8-yard loss, two more tackles for lost yardage and five QB pressures in Georgia’s win over Auburn…had a QB sack for 9-yard loss on Mississippi State’s final offensive play of the game, a 4th down conversion attempt from near midfield…credited with two tackles in season-opening win at Arkansas…named to the mid-season, expanded Watch List for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive player…named to the pre-season watch list for the Butkus Award (nation’s top LB)…named one of three team captains for the Alabama, Miss. State and South Carolina games…named to the 2020 SEC Community Service Team.
2019: Won two awards at team’s post-season awards gala: Defensive Most Improved (co-winner) and Leon Farmer Strength & Conditioning Award…played in every game, starting in 13…finished with 36 total stops, including a team-best 5.5 sacks and a team-high 34 QB pressures…had 10 QB pressures in the Tennessee game…was named one of three team captains for the Tennessee game, becoming the first freshman in the Smart era to earn that honor…his five tackles in Sugar Bowl win over Baylor included a third-quarter QB sack and forced fumble on fourth down…had five tackles, including a solo QB sack for a 10-yard loss, and three QB pressures vs. Florida…had four pressures vs. Arkansas State…assisted in QB sacks in both Murray State and Arkansas State games…one of four winners of Coffee County Hustle Award after Spring practice.
2018: Redshirted…saw his first collegiate action vs. Middle Tennessee State and had one tackle for lost yardage…also saw fourth-quarter action vs. Georgia Tech…played extensively in Sugar Bowl vs. Texas and had three tackles.