Baltimore Ravens: 5 takeaways from the Hall of Fame Game
4. Kamalei Correa could change competition at outside linebacker
Kamalei Correa was a monster in this game, which is weird because he’s done close to nothing in his first two seasons. Correa ended up with an interception, and three sacks. Playing mostly at outside linebacker, Correa showed off the skills that made him a second round pick in 2016. This was basically a confirmation that Correa should have never been moved to inside linebacker. Correa looked like a different player at his natural position.
The Ravens have a ton of outside linebackers, so this just got interesting. Correa could change the entire dynamic in this competition. If he continues to play like this he will not be a bubble player, but a lock for the 53 man roster. With Terrell Suggs, Matt Judon, Za’Darius Smith, Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams in this group, Correa has to prove he can provide value to the team. This was a good start, but he has to keep it up.
Correa was by far the biggest winner of the Hall of Fame game. He changed the narrative about him. It’s important not to overreact here, but this is huge. Correa sent a statement to the coaching staff. He played in a way that we haven’t seen him play before, at least not in Baltimore. Should the Ravens get what they expected Correa to be out of Boise State, the Ravens outside linebacker position just got more log-jammed.