Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Michael Oher wasn't the first offensive tackle off the board, but the Mississippi product should make an immediate impact at right tackle. There have been questions about his ability to pick up the offense, but Oher is a physical, determined lineman who will maul defenders. A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 1/23 -- Michael Oher, OT, 6-4, 309, Mississippi...The Ravens never expected Oher to fall into the second half of the first round. Team officials had rated him among the top 15 prospects in the draft. Thinking the Buffalo Bills might jump over them to get Oher, the Ravens traded a fifth-round pick to the New England Patriots to move from No. 26 to No. 23. Oher slipped because some questioned his intelligence, but the Ravens stressed that he is tough-minded. He will compete with Willie Anderson for the starting right tackle job. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Michael Oher News
03/06/15 - T Michael Oher was signed by the Panthers to a two-year contract Friday (March 6).
Oher, a first-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2009, joins the Panthers after starting 11 games with the Tennessee Titans in 2014. The Titans released him Feb. 5 with the designation failed physical. He was placed on injured reserve in December because of a toe injury.
Oher will be reunited with offensive line coach John Matsko, who coached the tackle in Baltimore in 2009 and 2010. In five seasons with Baltimore (2009-13), Oher started all 80 games and helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII after the 2012 season.
"We look forward to having Michael be a part of what we are building here," coach Ron Rivera said in a statement released by the team. "He's a pro who understands what it takes to win. A big part of why we pursued Michael was his relationship with offensive line coach John Matsko and the opportunity to have him work with Ray Brown. We are excited to have him."
02/06/15 - T Michael Oher had his contract terminated by the Titans Thursday (Feb. 5) with the designation failed physical.
Oher, otherwise famous as the inspiration for the book (and movie) "The Blind Side," signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Titans last offseason and struggled before being placed on injured reserve in December with a toe injury.
He had joined the Titans after leaving the Baltimore Ravens, where he had given up 22.5 sacks the previous two seasons. Before going on IR last season, he gave up six sacks in 11 games.
Oher, 28, will count $3 million against the salary cap in 2015, but the Titans will save $2 million by releasing him.
12/14/14 - T Michael Oher (toe) was placed on reserve/injured by the Titans Saturday (Dec. 13).
12/10/14 - OT Michael Oher went to get a second opinion on his injured toe on Tuesday, but it is not known whether he needs surgery.
12/08/14 - T Michael Oher will have his injured toe examined again on Tuesday to determine if he is any closer to returning after missing two straight games with the injury.