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Giants Now: Azeez Ojulari hosts youth football camp


Azeez Ojulari hosts youth football camp in his hometown

Azeez Ojulari set a franchise rookie record with his eight sacks last season.

Now he's giving back to his hometown that helped him get to where he is today.

Ojulari recently hosted a youth football camp in Marietta, Georgia, where he attended high school. The Azeez Ojulari Elite Football Camp, which was also run by Azeez's younger brother B.J., a defensive end at LSU, was hosted for kids ages 7-12.

"It's my hometown, and it's a chance to give back to the kids. This is where I started, and it's all about helping them get better," Ojulari told the Marietta Daily Journal.

Ojulari is ready to build off his strong rookie campaign this season, where he is set to line up opposite No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibdoeaux.

Despite his first-year success, the 22-year-old is prepared to do whatever it takes in order to help the Giants succeed in 2022.

"There's definitely more to do for sure," Ojulari told the media during the team's spring practices. "The season didn't go how we wanted it to go for sure. You know, it's a team game, so you've got to come out there, try to get better every day, try to do what we can to win, whatever we can to win at the end of the day.

View the best photos of outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari's career with the Giants.

Wan'Dale Robinson 'special with the ball in his hands'

After watching the Giants partake in the offseason workout program, it's hard not to get excited about the potential of rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson.

Robinson took full advantage of some of the team's other receivers not fully participating in the spring practices. The second-round pick seemed to be the preferred target of quarterback Daniel Jones and primed to contribute to the offense.

After spending his first two collegiate seasons at Nebraska, Robinson transferred to Kentucky, where he enjoyed a breakout performance in 2021. This led to him being selected with the No. 43 overall pick, joining (last year's first-round pick) Kadarius Toney as the team's highest-drafted wide receivers since Sterling Shepard was taken in the second round of 2016.

Looking at Robinson's college tape, it's not difficult to see why he was selected where he was.

"When I got on staff here, the guys were saying 'Hey, we got a pretty good shot at landing this transfer, Wan'Dale. He's from Kentucky.' I threw on his Nebraska tape, and the thing that pops off right as you watch it is this man is special with the ball in his hands," Kentucky WR Coach Scott Woodward told the Giants Huddle podcast. "He would line up in the slot, at running back, all over the field. When Nebraska got the ball in his hands, special things happened. Coming from Nebraska and bringing him into our system, with Liam Coen who's now the OC for the Los Angeles Rams, all you can kind of look at it and see is the Cooper Kupp comparison.

"What the Rams would do with Cooper Kupp, that's kind of what we sold him on. He came in here and obviously produced at a very high level, had 104 catches for over 1,300 yards… With him being such a guy who just loves football and can take it mentally and put it back on the field into what a great product he did, it was so easy just to get him the rock because we lined him up all over the place. But his mental aspect of the game is not as good as Cooper Kupp, but just very close to it. We threw a lot at him and he was able to handle all of it."

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