9. Could the Baltimore Ravens defense take another step with Kyle Van Noy?
The Baltimore Ravens signed Kyle Van Noy to their practice squad and immediately called him to their active roster. With David Ojabo heading to IR, it appears Van Noy will be here for a while. However, his addition could be strong for the Ravens' defense moving forward.
Van Noy only played 23 snaps, which is a good amount, considering he was just signed this week. Still, the team needed him, and his role was valuable. Of anyone on the roster, he can play a role most comparable to Tyus Bowser, which is standing up off of the football, running stunts, setting the edge, and dropping into coverage.
These are things that neither David Ojabo nor Odafe Oweh could bring. So, first, this fills a huge hole. Second, it allows the Ravens to play the style of defense they planned to play with Tyus Bowser in the lineup before Bowser returns. Then, the rest of the line can get used to this style when Bowser returns, and Van Noy can stay rotational with Bowser as the team gets eased back in.
The hope is that Bowser will be back soon, and now the transition can get easier.