Michael Oher may not be a perfect fit for the position which he and Sandra Bullock helped make famous last Oscar season.
NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi wrote this week that the Ravens “must” move Oher back to right tackle, where he played as a rookie. The second-year player struggled with penalties and speed rushers in his second season, although he was still strong as a run blocker.
Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun echoed the sentiment earlier this week, saying that moving Oher back to the right side would help fix Baltimore’s line problems. (In that scenario, Marshall Yanda would move to right guard.)
Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged a move was possible. He insisted Oher has the talent to play the left side, but his ultimate position could depend on who else is on the roster. You don’t make those sort of statements about true franchise left tackles.
It’s possible the Ravens could look to keep Jared Gaither and put him back at left tackle. Gaither missed the 2010 season because of back problems.