3 Giants Draft Picks Who Are Officially Busts Following 2023 Season

The New York Giants had a disappointing 2023 season, and it didn't help that there were a few players who haven't made an impact over the last few years.

September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Evan Neal (73)
September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Evan Neal (73) / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Azeez Ojulari – 2021 Round 2, Pick 50

Ojulari was drafted in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft but has struggled to stay healthy over the last couple of seasons. Last season, the 23-year-old linebacker played in 11 games because of an ankle injury. 

It was an improvement from the 2022 season, where Ojulari only played in seven games (five starts). However, the former Georgia Bulldog defender had 16 combined tackles, seven QB hits, three tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks in 2023.

The Giants would love to see the young linebacker return to his rookie form from 2020 when he produced 49 combined tackles, 13 quarterback hits, eight tackles for loss, and eight sacks. 

Ojulari also played in all 17 games as a rookie and made 13 starts, giving Giants fans hope that he was the next great linebacker in franchise history. However, that hasn’t been the case for him as Micah McFadden, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2022 draft, surpassed Ojulari.

McFadden shined at the WILB spot, posting 101 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, six QB hits, five pass deflections, four fumble recoveries, an interception, and a sack. In layman's terms, he wreaked havoc all over the field. The Giants want to see Ojulari do the same thing next season under new defensive coordinator Shane Bowen.