After another week week, lets take another look at the Ravens rookies.(last weeks grade in parenthesis).
Courtney Upshaw- Upshaw looked much more comfortable this week. he has lost the starting job, but he will be a key player for the team this year and will still see heavy play time. he might play quite a bit this week.
Kelechi Osemele- KO keeps looking like the Ravens best rookie. he played at G this week and was an absolute mauler. he will start for the Ravens by the end of the season.
Bernard Pierce- Pierce has clearly won the Ravens backup RB job, he needs to improve so be patient with him, but he has a bright future.
Gino Gradkowski- Gradkowski has improved each week and has solidified himself as the Ravens next center. Gradkowski isn’t going anywhere. he should play most of the game this week.
Christian Thompson- Another quiet night for Thompson, just 2 tackles. he has been struggling to make an impact, but i would be surprised if the Ravens dont at least give him a year to make his mark. Thompson should get tons of play time this week.
Grade: C (C+)
Asa Jackson- Jackson didnt have a big game like last week, but he still looked solid in coverage but didnt return any punts or kicks. Jackson might be returning most of the kicks next week.
Tommy Streeter- Streeter finally broke through this week with back to back catches including a 33 yard TD on a slant route where he showed some playmaking ability. Streeter will be on the roster. Streeter should play most of the game next week.
Deangelo Tyson- Tyson had his best game in the preseason logging 2 tackles and a sack. Tyson will be on the Ravens roster this year.
Deonte Thompson- Thompson had just one reception for the second week in a row, but he also had a monster kickoff return that he almost took to the house. Harbaugh hinted that the team might keep 7 WRs, if i had to guess, Thompson will be one of those 7.
Nigel Carr- Carr has a pretty decent chance of getting cut on either Monday or Friday this week. Carr has continued to underwhelm in the preseason after having a great offseason.
Bobby Rainey- Rainey looks like he has taken over as the teams RB3, this likely means the end for Ant Allen as a Raven. His TD catch and run was awesome.
Justin Tucker- Tucker has beaten out Billy Cundiff for the starting job after playing perfectly in week 3. his 53 yard FG would have been good from 60+
Omar Brown- Brown didnt have a monster game, but he looked good again and thanks to injuries to Sean Considine and Emmanuel Cook, Brown looks more and more likely to earn a roster spot.