One of the biggest needs for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2021 NFL draft was their pass rush. The Ravens had one of the more inconsistent pass rushes in the league last season and was a big reason that they were not able to make it to the Super Bowl.
One of the ways that they plan to fix that pass rush is by taking one of the most athletic defensive players in the draft in Penn State’s Jayson Oweh.
Oweh was making headlines at Penn State’s Pro Day by running a blazing-fast 40 and testing off the charts. The biggest problem for the first-round pick? He did not record a sack last season.
Oweh is raw, but he has not shown the type of production you would expect of someone with that kind of athletic profile and that is something that the Ravens will have to coach up.
I think that Oweh is a fantastic athlete, but pass rushers that lack production can struggle in the NFL. There have been many edge players throughout the years with impressive athleticism, but fail to take it up to the next level. Oweh is going to one of the best-coached teams in the league and he is going to be given time to learn and produce at a high level.
I think there were some other players that would have been better fits at either the same position or others that could have been better picks than Oweh. Oweh has a high upside, but he also poses some considerable risks for the Baltimore Ravens.
This will be a pick they hope can get them back to the Super Bowl.