Ravens add yet another explosive pass rusher in Penn State's Adisa Isaac

Isaac will join Odafe Oweh in Baltimore
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The Baltimore Ravens decided to use another Top 100 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on the defensive side of the ball. They used the No. 93 overall pick to select Penn State edge rusher Adisa Isaac. A 6-4, 254-pound senior, Isaac was a highly productive end for some very good Nittany Lions defenses.

The Ravens preempted the selection of Isaac by taking Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins at No. 30 overall in the first round and Washington right tackle Roger Rosengarten at No. 62 overall in the second round. Isaac will be a welcome sight in Baltimore.

Jadeveon Clowney left in the offseason, leaving the Ravens to stitch together a group led by veteran Kyle Van Noy, the often-injured David Ojabo, and fourth-year former first-rounder Odafe Oweh. One more name was needed, and Isaac fits the bill.

With the former Nittany Lions possessing one of the best pass-rush win rates of anyone still on the board to go along with consistent production against future pro tackles, the Ravens appear to have added yet another young defensive contributor.

Baltimore Ravens select Penn State DE Adisa Isaac No. 93 overall in 2024 NFL Draft

In much the same way Rosengarten was overshadowed by Troy Fautanu, Isaac wasn't as hyped as teammate Chop Robinson, who went No. 21 overall to the Dolphins. Those who passed him up missed one of the most fiery, consistent pass rushers the middle rounds of this draft had to offer.

Isaac, who piled up 11.5 sacks in the last two seasons, was a team captain in college who plays every down like it will be his last. With quality burst off the snap, a slid toolbox of pass rush moves, and some of the best situational awareness of any rusher in this class, Isaac should have no trouble becoming a productive player.

Isaac won't defend the run like Clowney, but he can help replicate his pass rush while giving Oweh and Ojabo a much-needed backup. Isaac can become a terrific situational pass rusher as a rookie while eventually growing into a more expansive role as his career matures.

The Ravens managed to come out of the first two days draft with a Top-20 cornerback at No. 30 overall, a possible starter at right tackle in the second round, and a player that very few (if any) thought would be available at No. 93 overall. Eric DeCosta is riding high with tons of momentum heading into Day 3.