Owusu-Koramoah is the consensus No. 2 linebacker in this draft behind Parsons, and his speed, zone coverage skills, and hitting power are all reasons why he is so highly regarded. The Browns need some help on the defensive side of the ball, as a linebacking corps led by Sione Takitaki and Jacob Phillips could use another young stallion in their ranks at this point in the draft.
Owusu-Koramoah will struggle in run defense as he breaks into the pros, but he gives a Cleveland defense in need of safety and linebacker help a potential Swiss Army knife who could fill either one of those roles in sub-packages. JOK might need some fine-tuning, but Cleveland will give him some reps early on as he tries to carve out his NFL identity.
Bateman’s stock has started to fall a touch lately, as his measurements proving him to be shorter and skinner than previously indicated are not a very good look. His slide will end with the Ravens, however, as they are looking for someone with the blend of speed, separation ability, and zone-beating skills that Bateman has.
Lamar Jackson needs some more wide receivers, as free agents weren’t convinced to come to Baltimore due to the fact that they would be spending more time blocking than receiving. However, if they take someone like Bateman, the Ravens could open up their passing game and reach the postseason once again.