How quickly can the Ravens expect help from their second first-round pick? They could certainly use a jolt in a position group that’s shed more talent than any other on the roster over the past three years. Oweh is not a traditional, 10-sacks-or-bust outside linebacker. Though he runs remarkably well for a big man, his strength might be a greater asset early in his career. At Penn State, he played the run better than he rushed the quarterback, so he should fit with the Ravens’ credo of edge setting.
Defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale seems thrilled to work with such an unusual athlete, and it will be a week-to-week treat to see where he spots Oweh. That’s the cool side of this experiment. On the tougher side of reality, the Ravens need an edge defender who can menace quarterbacks consistently, and it’s not clear Oweh will be such a player anytime soon. (Julio Cortez/AP)