Odafe Oweh takes over game for Ravens’ defense in win over Browns

Odafe Oweh #99 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Odafe Oweh #99 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Odafe Oweh is quickly developing into one of the NFL’s premier pass-rushers, after being chosen in the first-round of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Penn State

Odafe Oweh continued his charge towards winning NFL Defensive Rookie of The Year honors on Sunday night, with an absolutely dominant — and game-altering performance for the Baltimore Ravens in a win over the Cleveland Browns.

While Oweh only logged two total tackles for the Ravens on Sunday night, he also snuffed out a Browns trick play, when the former Penn State Football defensive end burst through the line of scrimmage and sacked the Browns playmaking wide receiver and forcing a fumble that Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen recovered.

Following Sunday night’s outburst, Oweh now has 21 total tackles, five sacks, and according to Pro Football Focus, has produced an additional 40 quarterback pressures, including eight quarterback hits.

"“Once I saw that they were doing that weird Wildcat formation, I knew I had to get off on the ball,” Oweh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “So, I quickly tried to beat my man. Jarvis kind of flowed my way, but once he saw me, he scurried the other way, and that’s when I chased him down, saw the ball and stripped it out.”"

Oweh’s emergence follows a junior season in Happy Valley where he did not produce a single sack in 2020, but the Ravens chose him in the first-round of this past spring’s NFL Draft, anyway.

Now, Oweh is rewarding the Ravens’ faith by quickly becoming one of the top players at his position and a legitimate game-altering talent, even as a rookie.