3 way-too-early takeaways from the Ravens’ first OTAs

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Takeaway No. 2 from Ravens OTAs: Jordan Stout and Justin Tucker are going to be just fine

Sam Koch’s retirement took few by surprise after the Ravens selected punter Jordan Stout in the 2022 draft, but the changing of the guard isn’t always a seamless process.

Good news for the Ravens: Stout appears to be fitting in just fine.

The rookie got in some early reps with G.O.A.T. Justin Tucker in OTAs as Tucker’s new holder, and Tucker reportedly missed a 34-yarder, causing the team to playfully chastise Stout for his inexperience.

Stout seemed to be “holding” up well, as far as the media could see, but playing on special teams involves some of the highest-stakes and highest-pressure situations in football, and the Ravens need to know Stout can handle the heat.

Given that Stout is paired with Tucker, and that Sam Koch has taken a special teams coaching position on the team to help Stout develop this season, we think Stout will be able to overcome any difficult challenges that come his way.

Tucker hit back-to-back 40-yard field goals after that first miss, so Stout can pat himself on the back for a job well done.