LB Azeez Ojulari
May 15, 2021
Q. Coach Judge was talking about how there are a couple of players that were drafted that he had never really met face-to-face. Were you one of the players that he had never met before?
AZEEZ OJULARI: Yeah. I was one of them. I never met him before, face-to-face.
Q. That's kind of strange. What was that like to finally meet him today, or yesterday, I guess?
AZEEZ OJULARI: Oh, yeah, it was great. You know, just got to finally meet the head coach, the one that runs the show. It was a great opportunity for me to meet him. I'm happy to be here with him and I'm ready to work with him.
Q. How much does being drafted in the second round motivate you or is it something that you just put behind you and not worry about at this point?
AZEEZ OJULARI: Yeah, it's just behind me. I'm just here. I'm here ready to work. You know, I'm just here. I'm happy to be here at the NFL, so I'm just here to work, you know.
Q. You're not the chip-on-the-shoulder kind of guy?
AZEEZ OJULARI: Yeah, no. I'm just here to -- you know, God has a plan and I'm just with it and I'm ready to work, so I'm happy.
Q. What did you think about -- you got a real basic introduction of the scheme, but what did you think about it and what they are going to ask you to do compared to maybe what you did at Georgia at last few years?
AZEEZ OJULARI: Yeah, it's nice. They had some similarities between what I been doing at Georgia, so really it's perfect. It's great. It's a great scheme for sure.
Q. I'm just wondering, leading up to the Draft, leading up to this moment, can you talk a little about the training you've been doing? Were you working with maybe a former NFL player or specific trainer and just kind of what you've learned to kind of make this transition easier for you?
AZEEZ OJULARI: Yeah, I was at EXOS Pensacola. So I was down there, working down there with Graham Russo, other guy, Chris Rump. It was a good experience just working out there. Just there's no one around, just locked in. There's not too much to do around there, so it was just focus in on what I got to do to get done and get ready to be here.
Q. Where do you think you need to make that biggest jump. Obviously there's a mile long checklist that you have of things you want to accomplish, but in order to hit the ground running, where would you like to kind of make that biggest jump?
AZEEZ OJULARI: Understanding the playbook and everything that I'm asked to do, and just doing it the right way 100 percent and just trying to get better every day.