2. The Arizona Cardinals found an edge rusher to harass the Chicago Bears
The Arizona Cardinals appear to have found a gem in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft with B.J. Ojulari. Ojulari was picked 41st overall and had a lot of buzz around the first round of the draft. He slid to Arizona, and it has paid off so far.
It took Ojulari some time to get accustomed to his role, but since week 10 he has thrived. He has played over 50% of the defensive snaps in every game since week 10, after not playing more than half of the snaps in any of the first nine weeks.
Ojulari has had 10 of his 17 pressures this season since week 10, and he is fifth amongst rookies in pressures over that time span. Ojulari also ranks first amongst rookies in pass rush win rate right now, showing that he was producing earlier on fewer snaps, and now he has taken advantage of the snap increase.
Ojulari has rushed against both left and right tackles this year. This will be a test for Braxton Jones and Darnell Wright, as well as a look into what this rusher can do at the NFL level moving forward.