Drafted this past season out of Georgia, Ojulari has proven to be a good, young pass rusher for this Giants defense. He has 5.5 sacks on the year and is a consistent threat in the pass rush game, getting into the backfield with ease (stats courtesy of ESPN.com). He could be a real problem on Sunday with this poor Dolphins offensive line.
Miami’s offensive line has been reworked and retooled all season and is still not very good. They are one of the worst ranked offensive lines in the NFL and have consistently let opposing defenders through to their quarterbacks. They have been a little bit better recently, but that is marginal especially compared to how bad they were at the beginning of the year.
The good thing, however, is that it seems that Tagovailoa has started to get more comfortable with getting the ball out as quick as possible since he has next to no time to set his feet. He has also done a better job avoid the consistent pressure that he is facing and stepping up into what could be crudely described as a pocket. If Tua can continue to use his quick feet, he should be able to overcome the challenges that Ojulari and this Giants pass rush could present.
The offensive line is going to be the offensive line in this one. If they can just give Tua a second, then the Dolphins should be good on offense given how effective their second year quarterback has been against the blitz and with limited time to throw the ball.