BJ Ojulari
BJ Ojulari  DE  LSU | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
BJ Ojulari
Height
6-3
Weight
250
College
LSU
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Marietta, GA
87.2/100
Player Rating
5
PositionRank (DL)
4.59
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
58
Sol tackles
36

BJ Ojulari DE/EDGE LSU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

BJ Ojulari DE/EDGE LSU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.59 seconds (94%*)
Overall Rank: #36 Position Rank: #5 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (28%*)
Weight: 250 (11%*)
Weight: 250 (11%*)
Date of Birth: 04/05/2002 Age: 20.9
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.59 seconds (94%*)
Overall Rank: #36 Position Rank: #5 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (28%*) Weight: 250 (11%*)
Age: 20.9 DOB: 04/05/2002
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 87.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
79%
Pass Rush:
91%
Run Defense:
79%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Top 10 Position rank: #5
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1758
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #56 Pos Rank: #13 State Rank: #13
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 96 Stars 247 RATING: 96/100
Ovr Rank: #52 Pos Rank: #3
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Draft Profile: Bio
BJ Ojulari from Marietta High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Ojulari joined LSU after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Ojulari saw action in 10 games and played a total of 314 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 10 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 12 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 24 total pressures, which included 17 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and a solid a solid 4 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Tigers in 2021 Ojulari played in 13 games and took part in 697 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 37 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 29 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 54 total pressures, and 33 QB hurries, 13 QB hits, and an excellent 8 sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Ojulari played in 11 games and contributed on 747 snaps. He recorded 35 tackles, 9 assists while making 26 stops. In coverage Ojulari chalked up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and a disapointing QB rating when targetted of 118.8. As a pass rusher, he produced 50 total pressures, which included 28 QB hurries, 13 QB hits, and an excellent 9 sacks on the year.
Honors & awards
  • Played in all ten of LSU's games as a freshman and finished the season with 16 tackles, four sacks, and five tackles for loss with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery
  • Named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman team
  • Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after sacking South Carolina quarterback Collin Hill three times for a loss of 21 yards
  • Named the conference Defensive Lineman of the Week a second time after a 2½ sack performance in a 49-21 win over Central Michigan in the third week of his sophomore season
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a fluid mover in pursuit as well, capable of moving down the line and making plays in pursuit.
  • Ojulari explodes off the line with a quick first step, with agile feet to counter inside and closing burst to finish plays.
  • While Ojulari has the flexibility to dip and bend under tackles, what makes him truly dangerous is his ability to counter.
  • He’s very instinctive when it comes to countering and solid with overall hand usage.
  • He has enough speed to chase and run in pursuit. He has the overall athleticism to hold up in space when dropping into coverage.
  • His closing burst is outstanding, and he routinely finished plays last year. Ojulari has range and toughness as a run defender, capable of dropping anchor to set the edge and showing the acceleration to chase down the backside in pursuit.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s going to struggle at the point of attack. As a pass rusher, Ojulari lacks the ideal length to ward off blockers and too often allows linemen to get into his chest.
  • Unless he’s able to add more weight and strength to his frame (at the risk of losing speed and athleticism), he’ll lose more often than he’ll win if he gets caught in the phone booth with NFL linemen.
  • While he moves well laterally, he doesn’t always get there in pursuit.
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How other scouting services rate BJ Ojulari (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
42.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0