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Why the Ravens selected G Ben Powers

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To keep Lamar clean

STEVE SISNEY

“I love taking a grown man’s dreams and crushing it.” — Ben Powers

He’s a mauler who looks to finish blocks whenever possible. His biggest strength is the timing and placement of his hand strikes. Powers maintains leverage well at the LOS. Elite athletes are able to elude him in the open field, but if he gets his paws into you he has the kiss of death. He seems to always find smaller players and end up introducing their rear end to the grass.

The Sooner guard has a little hip tightness, but communicates extremely well. One of his biggest positive attributes is his ability to pass off twisting and stunting lineman to the OT. Alex Lewis has flashed, but also struggles to stay healthy. Powers ensures the Ravens of a capable left guard regardless of injury.

Ben powers really impressed at the Senior Bowl. I’ve only ever seen Quinnen Williams get the better of him. Marshal Yanda will love Ben Powers, who will be an immediate understudy. Powers and Orlando Brown are both the classic ‘tone setters’ in the run game. This gives the Ravens much needed depth along the front five.

Rookie Prediction:

Ben Powers will learn a few new tricks in training camp, but won’t win the starting job over veteran Alex Lewis to start September. He will fill in when injuries occur admirably, and surpass Jermaine Eluemunor and Bradley Bozeman as a primary backup alongside James Hurst.

Powers will start three games, and snatch four souls.