Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #1 OT, #1/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 1 2008: Consensus All-American first-team and unanimous All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice...The team captain was the recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the SEC's top blocker...One of three finalists for both the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's premier blocker and the Conerly Trophy, given to the state of Mississippi's top collegiate player...Semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award...Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Louisiana-Monroe...The team captain started all 13 games at left offensive tackle, recording 99 knockdowns/key blocks for the second-straight season...Posted a league-high 17 touchdown-resulting blocks and delivered eight blocks downfield...Allowed just 2.5 quarterback sacks and one pressure on 340 pass plays...Behind Oher's blocking, the Rebels ranked 28th in the nation and second in the league in rushing (186.46 yards per game), 29th nationally and third in the SEC in total offense (407.62 ypg) and 28th in the major college ranks and second in the conference in scoring (32.08 ppg)...After allowing 28 quarterback sacks in 2007, the front wall was charged with just 18 sacks in 2008...2007: Named Fourth Team All-America by Phil Steele … Consensus First Team All-SEC selection … Named Mid-Season All-America first team by The Sporting News and a fourth team by Phil Steele, who also listed him on his All-SEC first team … Started all 12 games at left tackle… Helped pave the way for Green-Ellis' 1,137 rushing yards, which ranks second on the school's single-season chart. 2006: Earned second team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches ... Has started 22 consecutive games over the last two seasons ... Started all 12 games at LT ... As a blocker helped BenJarvus Green-Ellis become the third 1,000-yard runner in Ole Miss history and record four 100-yard rushing games. 2005: Earned First Team Freshman All-America honors from Rivals.com and The Sporting News and Third Team distinction from CollegeFootballNews.com ... Named First Team Freshman All-SEC by the SEC Coaches and The Sporting News.
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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01/11/13 - OT Michael Oher will start for the second consectuive game at right tackle against the Broncos.
12/24/12 - OT Michael Oher was penalized three times during a third-quarter drive. He was flagged for a false start, a holding penalty and a personal foul. Oher has nine penalties for the season, ranking second on the team behind Anquan Boldin.
11/08/12 - OT Michael Oher (ankle) was limited, but is expected to play Sunday.
11/08/12 - OT Michael Oher was limited for the second day in a row with an ankle injury that's not regarded as serious.
10/23/12 - OT Michael Oher had trouble stopping the Texans from deflecting passes.