Kelechi Osemele: “Pro Bowl Or Bust”
Jan 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Kelechi Osemele wears Beats audio headphones while answering questions during a press conference in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Ive said a few times this offseason that I firmly believe that Kelechi Osemele will become the next great Raven in the coming seasons. Osemele was a serviceable player during the regular season when he was playing right tackle, but when the playoffs rolled around the line was shuffled and Osemele found himself playing left guard.
He Was a natural
Osemele played at what would have been an all pro level is projected over a full season. This year he will get that full season. And the Pro Bowl is the goal.
"“They told me personally this season that my goal should be Pro Bowl or bust,” Osemele told BaltimoreRavens.com. “It’s the expectation they have for me. “It (left guard) came quite easily for me. I’ll only get better from here, so I really feel good about this being a breakout year.”"
That seems like high expectations for a second year lineman, but with Osemele, it might not be that bizarre. Osemele played at such a high level last year in the playoffs, and he plays next to arguably the best right guard in the league. Playing with a player already known as being great, always helps you out. The Ravens could end up with the best guard duo in the league, and maybe, a pair of pro bowlers.