3 Ravens playing with a chip on their shoulder after the 2022 NFL Draft

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Odafe Oweh, Ravens
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Disgruntled Ravens player No. 3: Odafe Oweh

Realistically, Ravens’ pass-rusher Odafe Oweh won’t be worried about his starting job in 2022. Baltimore’s outside linebacker unit is thin enough as it is, and adding rookie David Ojabo provides much-needed depth for the long term.

Oweh and Ojabo could form a dangerous pass-rushing duo in the future, and the fact that they know each other from their Michigan days only bodes better for their chemistry.

But Oweh still has something to prove, especially after his production dropped off at the end of the 2021 season.

In 15 games played, Oweh recorded 33 combined tackles, 15 quarterback hits, three forced fumbles, and five sacks. He made an immediate impact at the beginning of the year, posting three sacks in the first five games, but he struggled to stay as productive toward the end and didn’t live up to the team’s lofty expectations.

Heading into 2022, Oweh returns as a starting-caliber talent in the outside linebacker unit and will be looking to make a jump in Year 2 as the team’s most reliable pass-rusher

Tyus Bowser is recovering from injury, Jaylon Ferguson is running on fumes, and Daelin Hayes still has some growing to do — Oweh is primed to be the Ravens’ most formidable force on the edge, and he must want to improve after 2021.

Make no mistake, Oweh shined last season. But he has the potential to shine even brighter in 2022.