Former Penn State Football defensive end Odafe Oweh is already looking like an impact player for the Baltimore Ravens
Odafe Oweh didn’t record a sack in his final collegiate season at Penn State Football, but two games into his rookie season, is looking like a legitimate impact player off the edge for the Baltimore Ravens.
Oweh, chosen by the Ravens with the No. 31 overall pick in this spring’s NFL Draft, consistently got into the backfield Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. In the second half, he made arguably the biggest play of his young career, and forced an uncharacteristic mistake by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
With 2:08 remaining in the third quarter of Sunday night’s Ravens-Chiefs game, Mahomes tried to step up in the pocket, but Oweh chased him down from behind and when Mahomes tried to pass the ball to Travis Kelce it was intercepted by Tavon Young.
Baltimore turned Young’s interception, which was forced by Oweh, into a Lamar Jackson touchdown run, which cut Kansas City’s lead to 35-32.
Through Oweh’s first two weeks, he has already produced one sack and five total pressures.
Prior to the NFL Draft, scouts and executives raved about Oweh’s speed and athleticism, and those traits have already showed themselves in spades early in his career. During Penn State Football’s Pro Day, Oweh ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds, which is largely what drew the Ravens to make him a first-round pick.