The Baltimore Ravens have officially made a selection in the 2021 NFL draft with the first-round pick acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs in the Orlando Brown Jr. trade.
The Chiefs sent their lone first-round pick, No. 31 overall and several others to Ravens to acquire their starting left tackle of the future. Instead of packaging the pick to trade up or trading down, the Ravens decided to use the pick that Kansas City sent them.
At pick No. 31, the Ravens selected Penn State DE Jayson Oweh. In the Baltimore scheme, he’ll likely play outside linebacker, which is an interesting transition for him to make. Oweh didn’t record a sack in 2020, but he is one of the most physically impressive players in this 2021 NFL draft, putting on a show at his pro day.
Oweh was actually selected for the Chiefs a lot at pick No. 31 in mock drafts, so they got the pick right but the team wrong. This is probably a better outcome than if the Ravens had grabbed Oklahoma State OT Teven Jenkins, who is still available at the conclusion of Round 1.
Really, the Chiefs got their guy in Brown Jr. so there’s nothing to fret about.
With the 31st pick… pic.twitter.com/O5XonBa44F
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 30, 2021