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OTL: Inspecting the Ravens’ Males of ‘Intrigue’

OTL: Inspecting the Ravens’ Males of ‘Intrigue’


David Ojabo OTL

The phrase alone conjures up ideas of, effectively, the phrase itself.

‘Intrigue’ brings up ideas of thriller, curiosity and curiosity. After I consider one thing intriguing, my thoughts races to these issues that immediately provoke thought — be it good or be it dangerous.

The Baltimore Solar’s Childs Walker penned an article that ran this morning that appeared on the most intriguing individuals within the group because it embarks on a 2023 season the crew hopes will finish with purple and black confetti and Lamar Jackson discovering that he simply received a automotive for being named MVP.

In typical Walker trend, it’s a very good learn, so I encourage soaking it in your self, however a number of highlights significantly stood out.

Rookie first-round receiver Zay Flowers is understandably on the record, as any first-rounder needs to be. He’s anticipated to completely contribute this season, and shall be one to look at carefully.

Todd Monken, the brand new offensive coordinator introduced in from two-time nationwide champion Georgia, is the one anticipated to include Flowers into the offense, and he understandably makes the record, as effectively. A lot of the Ravens’ success this season, and hopefully the postseason, rests on his shoulders.

Rock Ya-Sin, the cornerback introduced in to principally exchange Marcus Peters throughout from Marlon Humphrey, really provides some intrigue. Peters had a number of hiccups in his return from harm final season, however he has traditionally been a ball-hawk who can flip the ball over on any play. That issues.

Chuck Smith, aka Dr. Rush, has been tasked with serving to the Ravens’ younger, unproven pass-rushers turn into, effectively, younger, confirmed pass-rushers. Smith was an excellent go rusher in his time as a participant, and has earned a terrific repute as a personal coach, working with gamers reminiscent of Aaron Donald and Carlos Dunlap.

The group is placing plenty of religion within the likes of Tyus Bowser, Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo (till a “veteran to be named later” is inevitably signed this summer season). Hiring a specialist to work with them is a vibrant transfer.

Talking of Ojabo, Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine wrote a chunk on every crew’s greatest bust for the 2023 season.

He cited our outdated pal Marquise brown in Arizona, which is attention-grabbing contemplating DeAndre Hopkins will most definitely not be on the market taking targets from him, and there’s a very good probability they are going to be getting smoked each week earlier than halftime, necessitating extra quantity for Brown than regular.

However what actually jumped out to me was his stance on Ojabo being the Ravens’ most definitely bust this season.

He cited Ojabo’s Achilles harm at his professional day and that, whereas he did tally a sack in his restricted 21 snaps final season, it was an effort play versus elite athleticism.

Ojabo was solely a one-year starter for the Wolverines and was projected to want a while to become an NFL starter. Achilles accidents may be tough to come back again from and normally require further time to get again to finish restoration.

“On paper, the Ravens are relying pretty closely on Ojabo and Odafe Oweh to each have breakout seasons. It’s simply most likely a yr too early to anticipate that for Ojabo.

Yeah, don’t know if I’m prepared for that but, boss. For starters, he shall be much-further faraway from his harm than he was throughout his late-season cameo in 2022. For one more, um, effort sacks depend, too. NFL gamers are actually good, and energy usually wins the day.

We’ll see, however I’m fairly bullish on Ojabo this season. I’d most likely have the magnifying glass targeted extra on his counterpart Oweh at this juncture.

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