2. Odafe Oweh, OLB, Ravens
Odafe Oweh was supposed to be a project. He was considered raw coming out of college and many expected him to play a part-time role early in his NFL career until he could further develop his skills.
But on Sunday, Oweh played the most snaps out of any Ravens outside linebacker and was arguably the team’s most disruptive defensive player.
Oweh finished with a borderline elite 86.3 PFF grade that ranked behind just Alejandro Villanueva and Marquise Brown on the Ravens roster.
While he didn’t record a sack, he made two plays that were likely even more impactful. The rookie first-round pick forced both Chiefs turnovers on Sunday night including one with the game on the line in the fourth quarter.
With time winding down in the third quarter, Oweh came on a delayed blitz and hit Patrick Mahomes as he threw the ball prompting an errant pass that floated into the waiting arms of Tavon Young.
And then with the Chiefs down one late in the fourth quarter and already in field-goal range, Oweh came screaming around the edge and punched the ball out of the hands of running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire only for him to pounce on the ball and force the turnover.
The Chiefs wouldn’t get the ball back again.
Odafe Oweh won the game for the Ravens in more than one way. He looks like a potential star in the making,