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2021 NFL Draft: Lance Zierlein's first mock draft 2021 has the Arizona Cardinals getting a dynamic edge rusher

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One of the biggest question marks heading into the 2021 NFL offseason for the Arizona Cardinals is what they will do at edge rusher.

They have Chandler Jones under contract as well as Devon Kennard, but Jones is coming off injury and there is a real chance the Cardinals move on from Kennard.

They also have free agent decisions to make on Haason Reddick and Markus Golden.

That's why early mock drafts are so interesting, as they have to factor in the roster now, and you see interesting ideas come out.

That's why when NFL.com's Lance Zierlein dropped his first 2021 NFL Mock Draft, it was refreshing to see a new name.

16. Arizona Cardinals

Azeez Ojulari · Edge rusher

School: Georgia | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Finding an impactful defender up front should be one of the Cardinals’ priorities. Ojulari is twitchy and powerful and has a game that should translate well in the NFL.

When you watch Azeez Ojulari play you see a different type of athlete. He actually moved like Haason Reddick, very twitchy, excellent change of direction.

But, he's also got a lot of moves in his bag already, but also ferocious against the run.

He's also incredibly young, meaning he would give the Cardinals an immediate impact pass rusher while the Cardinals could figure out the plan with the rest of the edge rushers.

What would you think of Azeez Ojulari?