Coach John Harbaugh mixes and matches at Ravens’ first OTAs

OWINGS MILLS — Ravens coach John Harbaugh is trying to get different looks from players at the team’s first Organized Team Activities, particularly with the offensive line.

Harbaugh has been plugging players into new positions to see how they adjust.

For example, guard Ben Cleveland has spent time at right tackle. Daniel Faalele, who is a natural offensive tackle, also has moved around the offensive line.

There’s a method to the Harbaugh’s madness.

“You just don’t know what’s going to happen,” Harbaugh said. “You don’t know what guys are going to look like. I always want to look at guys in different spots, unless they’re established at that position. See where they look good, where they look the best. You never know what you might see. Then see where they’re needed and also where they might be needed sometime during the season.”

One player who continues to get the coach’s attention is Andrew Vorhees, a seventh-round pick in the 2023 draft who had a redshirt rookie year to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Harbaugh has been impressed with Vorhees’ work ethic, and he could earn the starting job at left guard.

“He looks good, looks real good in shorts,” Harbaugh said. “And I think he’s got a good chance to translate that once we put the pads on in training camp because he’s strong. He’s been in that weight room for a whole year. It’s all he’s been doing.

“He’s been caged in the weight room, locked the doors behind him. You just leave him in the weight room – send him a meal, a couple meals every now and then, and a protein shake and lift another time. And there he is. You see him out there. He looks really good.”

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