The 1 thing going for each of the Ravens unproven outside linebackers
The pass rushing situation is something that the Baltimore Ravens will have to figure out as training camp progresses.
The Baltimore Ravens pass rush is the real big question going into the season. There is nothing to worry about when it comes to the Ravens’ secondary. With Michael Pierce and Brandon Williams up front, there is a lot to like about the defensive line. The doubts start to creep in squarely at the outside linebacker position. Let’s take a look at the one thing that each of the Ravens’ unproven outside linebackers have going for them. Matt Judon needs some help and today we’re looking on the positive side.
1. Tyus Bowser: The most complete skill-set
Jaylon Ferguson was a sack artist at Louisiana Tech. Tim Williams made a name for himself as a edge rusher at Alabama. Bowser was an outside linebacker with some cover skills as well as the ability to rush the passer. Bowser’s background at Houston could help his transition into the outside linebacker position in the NFL. Bowser has talent and athleticism and he’s much more versatile than some of his competition in his position group.
While it hasn’t translated into much of anything, he has barely been on the field. Bowser does have an interception on his NFL resume. With such little playing time every good moment counts. Bowser needs to show that he is the do-it-all linebacker he was for the Houston Cougars. He needs to be able to set the edge and keep outside contain. He needs to be able to rush the passer and he needs to have the ability to help out in pass coverage.
The Ravens don’t have many multi-dimensional outside linebackers to compete with Bowser. This could give him a leg up. It’s important to remember that we don’t know what to expect from Bowser. He has to get more of a chance to play before we write him off.