With 11 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Giants are in a great position to add young talent to a team that just won a playoff game. In this mock draft, there is a family reunion in the Big Apple as the Giants use a first-rounder to bolster the defensive front.
The future looks bright for the four-time Super Bowl champion, New York Giants. After a relatively successful 2022 season, NY now has the reigning Coach of the Year, Brian Daboll, and a roster that looks pretty good on paper.
That being said, a few dud spots on the roster need to be addressed. Luckily, the front office has 11 draft picks and a good cap situation (before the inevitable Daniel Jones extension/Saquon Barkley franchise tag).
New York Giants Mock Draft: Ojulari Party in the Big Apple
Brothers BJ and Azeez Ojulari are reunited in the NFL! When the Giants pick came up, and I looked at team needs, there was no way I could pass on this pairing. Not only was BJ the best pass rusher on the board, but this would also be one of the biggest stories from day one of the 2023 NFL Draft. So naturally, the NFL media would gobble this up like a Turkey on Thanksgiving.
The best part is the fit works well. The Giants should seek a formidable edge rusher to pair with Leonard Williams in the 3-4 system. BJ Ojulari is agile and intuitive. His speed allows him to rundown offensive players in pursuit easily. However, he must add more weight to play inside and not get overpowered.
BJ and Azeez Ojulari would be a problematic duo to deal with alone. Add Dexter Lawrence, Kayvon Thibodeaux, and Leonard Williams, and you are on your way to having one of the scariest defensive fronts in the NFL.