Patrick Onwuasor

ILB Patrick Onwuasor has brought stability to interior of Ravens defense

ILB Patrick Onwuasor has brought stability to interior of Ravens defense

Patrick Onwuasor paced the Ravens defense with a unit-best seven tackles in Sunday’s 27-10 pasting of the Cleveland Browns. It was not the first time the inside linebacker had led the team in tackles (he did the same in a 23-0 shutout of the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 19), but it was another reminder of how much Onwuasor has stabilized a position previously manned by Zachary Orr.

Despite not starting in three games, Onwuasor ranks second on the defense in tackles with 76 and solo tackles with 54, trailing only middle linebacker and three-time Pro Bowl selection C.J. Mosley (121 and 86, respectively). He has finished nine of 11 starts ranked in the team’s top three in...

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