2 questions the Ravens must solve after losing Marlon Humphrey for a month

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1. Could the pass rushing be forced into an extra effort with no cornerback depth?

If you can't stop wide receivers from catching passes deep downfield, then you have to cut the feeding line by attacking, rushing, and hitting the quarterback.

With Marlon Humphrey out and no top-tier corners on the roster, the Ravens will need to rely on their pass-rushing unit and outside linebackers David Ojabo and Odafe Oweh more than ever.

It's a risky business and a shaky proposition judging by their relative inexperience and youth, but it's the only viable path forward at least considering the players currently rostered by the Ravens pending further additions via free agency or trade.

At least some good news has emerged from the joint practices against the Commanders this week, with the outside linebacker due of Oweh and Ojabo playing up to the expectations and the some.

According to Kris Rhim of The Baltimore Banner, David Ojabo was "disruptive" on Wednesday's second day of training against the Commies. Per Rhim's report, Ojabo "secured a sack on Howell," he "was in the backfield for many pressures that forced Howell to throw the ball away" and forced Howell into throwing "rushed incompletions."

Rhim pointed out that during the hurry-up period, it appeared the OL (Washington) and DL (Baltimore) were told "to play half speed" so passing plays could better develop, but "Ojabo was the lone player going full speed."

While it wasn't that pressing of a need just two days ago, it feels like adding an edge rusher should be considered something of prime importance for the Ravens before the regular season. Obviously, landing a cornerback is even more needed right now, but bolstering the pass rush is going to be crucial also.

The Ravens hosted Kyle Van Noy before camp and are waiting for Jadeveon Clowney's decision on the contract offer they submitted to him, and any of those two additions would be extraordinarly good for the team considering where the franchise it at in terms of cornerback and EDGE depth.