June 19, 2024

The Baltimore Ravens faced significant departures, such as former defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald, who left to become the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. However, they may have secured a promising disruptor in the NFL Draft.

Adisa Isaac, who showed remarkable growth during his tenure at Penn State, concluded his time with 7.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss in his senior year in 2023. He was subsequently drafted by the Ravens in the third round, No. 93 overall, this spring.

Chris Trapasso compiled a list of AFC rookies with underrated potential to make an immediate impact this upcoming season, and Isaac was included in it.

“Isaac wasn’t on the same level as Chop Robinson,” Trapasso notes for CBS Sports. “Neither athletically nor in terms of production. However, just because he played alongside a future 21-year-old first-round pick doesn’t mean he lacks the ability to pressure the quarterback.

“An above-average athlete who excels at executing his outside speed rush with a low stance around the corner, Isaac fits the mold of the edge rusher the Baltimore defense needs, especially given David Ojabo’s injury struggles and failure to meet expectations when healthy. Isaac recorded pressure on nearly 15% of his pass-rushing opportunities over the last two years at Penn State.”

Penn State Football Preseason Top 10: No. 10 Adisa Isaac - Black Shoe  Diaries

Throughout his three seasons at Penn State, Isaac amassed 14.5 sacks and 31.5 tackles for loss, demonstrating his knack for disrupting opposing backfields.

“He’s a bit undersized,” an AFC scout told NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein. “But I really admire his competitiveness and relentless effort against tackles. He never lets up, always pushing through until the whistle.”

With his skill set and the Ravens’ defensive scheme, Isaac has the potential to swiftly develop into a playmaker in the NFL.

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