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No Surprise: LSU DE BJ Ojulari Entering 2023 NFL Draft

LSU defensive end BJ Ojulari will enter the 2023 NFL Draft after three seasons with the LSU Tigers. The Marietta, Ga. native is fresh from a First Team All-SEC year, leading this locker room to a season where they achieved the improbable.

Ojulari, who earned the prestigious No. 18 jersey, totaled 58 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble this season, but coach Brian Kelly praised him for epitomizing what it means to be a Tiger.

“I would say off the field, he embraced the change. He embraced the mission,” Kelly said for the SEC title game. “That is graduating champions, the excellence we wanted as a standard here from day one. You need that, right? You need your best players to embrace that. Elected as a captain for us. Led both on and off the field.

“He’s been an edge play-maker for us. When you’re talking about excellence both on and off the field, BJ Ojulari would be that guy that we would bring up.”

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With Ojulari declaring for the NFL Draft, what will Jaquelin Roy do? Ojulari’s stock has soared over the last two years, but as for Roy, it certainly fell this season. All signs point to Ojulari entering the draft, but stranger things have happened (Kayshon Boutte’s return).