Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns: 5 Players To Watch

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Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (92) is congratulated by teammates after intercepting a pass in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Haloti Ngata/DeAngelo Tyson

The Browns starting right guard, John Greco, has been a mauling run blocker through two games and an underrated component of the team’s success in the ground game.  Haloti Ngata will face off with Greco primarily, but he hasn’t been his dominant self yet, though he hasn’t been bad either.

Ngata hasn’t been an every down player through two games either, with 36 snaps played.  He is rotating with Timmy Jernigan and DeAngelo Tyson, both of whom have actually graded out better against both the run and pass.  With Jernigan unlikely to play following a knee injury, Tyson will play an important role in stopping the Brown’s young duo of backs on Sunday.

Jernigan was expected to be a contributor in the Raven’s pass rush packages, but he has proven to be even better in run support.  PFF has graded him out with a team best 1.5 against the run, even though he has only played around 50% of the snaps in two games.  Hopefully the team recognizes this emerging talent’s potential and gives him more snaps going forward once he gets healthy.