10 observations from Baltimore Ravens' depth chart for Week 1 vs. Houston Texans

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7. David Ojabo gets a morale boost starting over Jadeveon Clowney

You can look at this from two entirely different perspectives: morale boost and/or pressure bullet.

A few days ago, when GM Eric DeCosta spoke to the media, he said that he still trusts the process when it comes to David Ojabo's development. DeCosta thinks that "eventually when he gets in games, NFL regular season games, I think he is going to have very, very good seasons for us."

We can only wait and see what happens, but Ojabo is getting (for now) the starting EDGE role he wanted but never really proved to be capable of handling through a preseason full of mighty struggles.

So much so, that the Ravens might entertain the idea of trading Ojabo away to bolster their pass rush ahead of the trade deadline if they're in a legitimate position to contend for the Super Bowl this year.

The question about the EDGE positions and roles was answered in the depth chart as Jadeveon Clowney was relegated to a backup/rotational role that could hurt his pockets considering the incentive-laden deal he signed with the Ravens midway through training camp.

This could also put Ojabo under an enormous amount of pressure for what still is a virtual rookie in the league (he only appeared briefly in two games last season).

If he starts a couple of matchups and keeps struggling, odds are Ojabo could end up on the bench and not seeing the field that much, let alone with Clowney around, the upcoming return of Tyus Bowser, and the ground-level, ugly floor showcased by Ojabo through the summer.