Ronnell Lewis #56 Oaklahoma. OLB/DE 6'2" 224lbs
You can never have enough pass rushers. That's what Ozzie Newsome had to say when asked if the Ravens would be bringing in anyone to help Terrell Suggs at rushing the quarterback.
The Ravens do have some young pass rushers that have stepped up this past season. Paul Kruger and Pernell McPhee applied a good amount of pressure in 2011. These two plus Haloti Ngata and Cory Redding combined did manage to help Suggs when he was being double teamed or chipped by a tight end.
Would the Ravens entertain the idea of bringing in another pass rusher with the first pick in the draft? Why not? Their mantra has always been "best player available". So If OLB/DE Ronnell Lewis were to slip to the 29th spot, would the Ravens be interested? We will have to wait to find out.
But here is a little info. on Lewis from soonersports.com:
Shifted to a defensive end/linebacker hybrid position ... started the final four games ... collected career-high eight tackles at Oklahoma State ... followed up that performance with seven tackles vs. Nebraska ... returned first career interception 12 yards for a touchdown at Baylor ... had sacks vs. Utah State, Nebraska, Cincinnati and UConn ... recovered a fumble vs. Utah State.
Enrolled in the spring of 2009 ... tied for team lead (with Austin Box) with 11 special teams tackles ... made start in Sun Bowl against Stanford and finished with with six tackles, 0.5 for loss, one fumble forced and one pass deflection... recorded a safety with a sack in the end zone against Idaho State ... finished the game with a career-high four tackles, two of which went for loss ... recovered a fumble against Texas A&M as a member of the kick cover squad ... also forced a fumble vs. Baylor ... led the team with three special teams tackles against Kansas.
SuperPrep All-American ... PrepStar All-American top 250 nationally ... first-team Tulsa World All-State ... unanimous first team Oklahoma all-state on both sides of the ball ... selected to Participate in the ESPN Under Armor All-Star game ... first annual small school Mr. Football Oklahoma ... rushed for 2,219 yards on 150 rushes with 33 touchdowns in 2008 along with 156 tackles ... picked off 11 passes on defense and added 2,000 yards and 40 rushing touchdowns as a junior.
• No. 1 player in Sooner State top 40 (SoonerScoop)
• No. 2 linebacker (SuperPrep)
• No. 2 strong-side linebacker prospect (Scout.com)
• No. 2 player in Oklahoma top 35 (Rivals.com)
• No. 3 player in the Midlands region (SuperPrep)
• No. 4 outside linebacker (Rivals.com)
• No. 7 outside linebacker (ESPN)
• No. 16 Elite 50 nationally (SuperPrep)
• No. 41 nationally (Scout.com)
• No. 44 player nationally (Rivals.com)
• No. 71 nationally in consensus top 100 (Athlon)
• No. 84 nationally (ESPN)
• No. 94 nationally (Emfinger)