Is Azeez Ojulari the next great pass rusher to wear the orange and blue? The Denver Broncos are in a strong position heading into the draft and have a variety of directions they can go. One of those positions is finding more help in the pass-rush department as they continue to fortify the defense.

In 2016, Von Miller was in his prime and coming off of a historic 2015 season. Miller capped off his All-Pro season by leading Denver’s “No Fly Zone” defense to a Super Bowl victory, and the game’s Most Valuable Player award.

Fast forward to 2021, Miller is on the last year of his contract and returning from a gruesome injury. General Manager George Paton himself was unsure whether to bring back Miller this season, picking up his team option at the last moment.

With Miller entering his age 32 session, Paton must address the long-term prognosis of the EDGE position. Malik Reed stepped in admirably for Miller in 2020 but remains limited and next served as a 3rd pass rusher.

The search for a young player Fangio can mold. Additionally adding a pass rusher in the 2021 NFL Draft will provide depth for the current team and provide insurance should Miller or Bradley Chubb suffer another injury. Additionally, the presence of an up-and-coming player helps Paton in contract negotiations with Miller and Chubb coming this offseason.

Azeez Ojulari – Player Profile

The 2021 Draft is a bit light in the elite pass rusher department. There are players with upside, that need a season or two before they’re ready to step in and play at a high level.

Enter Azeez Ojulari, the 20-year-old EDGE out of the University of Georgia. He checks in at 6-foot-3 and 240-pounds.

Player comparison 

Shaq Barrett or Yannick Ngakoue. Both players offer strong edge play by getting to the passer while remaining strong in the run game.

Look for Ojulari to be a target if the Broncos move back in the first round via trade, as we mocked in the Orange and Brew Podcast. Adding another pass rusher like Ojulari should be in the cards for the Broncos during the 2021 NFL draft.