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He’s not an OLB, but he’s certainly an edge, he just has movability, if that’s a word lol.It depends on what type of edge player you're talking about but he most definitely can rush from the 7 tech spot but its hand in the dirt all the way and I'm talking extremely rare pass coverage. He's not a SAM or Will. Imo he's definitely a 3 down player that can play anywhere on the line depending on the situation and should immediately start over Wormley. He's a Suggs or a Rob Burnett/Mike McCrary if you remember them. I know you've been pining for a passrusher on the inside and Espenesa fits the bill. I really don't see him getting past the Patriots or the Seahawks but stranger things have happened
we don’t need to keep drafting guys who have rush potential and cover potential and watch them fail at both, and we don’t have to keep getting guys who are one dimensional as far as edge rush or run stuffing, we need a guy who has the natural tools to physically dominate and also has the athleticism and skill set to rush the passer, to hell with disguising and blitzing standup rushers and what not, put his hand in the dirt and send him screaming at the weakest softest fuck on that OL and let the rest of the defense handle that disguising and blitzing.
we don’t need to get a von Miller or Shaq Barrett, I mean yeah it would be nice to have a legit standup edge rusher/OLB with supreme explosiveness and rush moves etc. but what the ravens REALLY need first and foremost is someone across the front who can get to the qb and can get their asses in the backfield and be a disruption, being an edge who could be a full time DT in the nfl if he added 10lbs isn’t a detriment, that should be something that has us pounding the table lol.
I say this mostly because I feel like we are so set in coverage but our trenches are such trash that I’m looking for the biggest boon to our trenches, not standup LB play, not coverage, not pure edge rush, but who brings us the most to be able to shut down the run and attack their qb, not too many prospects who look like they can offer more to such a unique defensive situation.