ST. LOUIS -- Among the rookies, lineman Kelechi Osemele stands out the most.
A first-teamer all preseason, he joined with the Ravens' second team, which started the game, at right tackle on Thursday night vs. the St. Louis Rams, who played their first unit.
That meant Osemele matched up with an elite pass rusher in Chris Long, who failed to get to the quarterback on Osemele's watch.
"I have to watch it again to see how he fared. I wasn't really watching specifically on every play," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It looked like he did very well. That's the value of that game, the fact that they played their starters.
"We got one of our young guys who it looks like we'll be counting to go against a premier pass rusher for a half, that's a good thing."
The Ravens ran the ball a lot in the early going, contrary to their game last week vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars when starter Joe Flacco threw the ball 36 times in two-plus quarters.
Harbaugh wanted to see how his front held up.
"We did run the ball a lot in the first half. That was by design," he said. "We wanted to look at some offensive linemen, some guys who may be in the mix to start like KO."