Cleveland Browns rising stock No. 1: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Cleveland has been searching for a linebacker like Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah for what seems like ages. His instincts, superior tackling abilities, and speed have all been eye-opening experiences for many to witness this season. He suffered an injury midway through the year but has shown up in big ways recently, especially against the Baltimore Ravens over the last two games.
The task of running down and keeping the Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in check was a prime reason the Browns drafted him a year ago. In the game on Sunday, Owusu-Koramoah’s shoestring tackle of Jackson early in the game forced the quarterback out of the game with an ankle injury.
He finished the day with five tackles in the game. In the last game, against the Ravens, he had 13 tackles, giving him 18 in the two contests.
Baltimore certainly will remember him. He finished his day off Sunday with a blitz from his linebacker position which almost resulted in him almost knocking the pass down. He didn’t but it forced the throw early and the Browns were able to stop the play for no gain and it ended the Ravens shot at the comeback.
With the Las Vegas Raiders coming to Cleveland and reeling from a blowout loss to the Kansas Chiefs this past week, and the Browns in must-win games the rest of the way, I look for Garrett, Peoples-Jones, Natson, and Owusu Koramoah to take center stage and provide their team that necessary leadership to get more victories down the stretch.