The Ravens added a big brick to the wall around Joe Flacco with the deal that moved them up into the 23rd slot in the NFL draft and put them in position to draft Mississippi offensive tackle Michael Oher. He's a premier pass protector who can only aid in the further development of Flacco as a marquee quarterback.
Oher is a great story. He was "rescued" from homelessness by a family that steered him toward a college football career at Ole Miss. Now he's going to be a major player on a team that fell one game short of the Super Bowl last season.
"I'm just happy to be a part of the NFL,'' Oher said. "It's been a long journey. Baltimore got a great player and I'm not going to let them down. I can't wait to get started."
The Ravens are believed to have traded the Patriots a fifth-round pick to move up three slots to get Oher.