Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) runs with the ball as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) makes the tackle in the second quarter in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
53. Lardarius Webb (74 points out of 100)
Coverage: 60/75; Run Defense: 4/10; Tackling: 5/10; Starter: 5/5
Webb was once viewed as an ascending player, but injuries have derailed his career. Last year saw a slow start end with a lot of improvement, however, so there is hope that Webb can regain his form in the coming season. The Ravens didn’t bring in any real competition for his #2 spot, so they are obviously confident that he can and will.
Oct 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) tries to make a catch in the end zone against Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
13. Jimmy Smith (84 points out of 100 total)
Coverage: 69/75; Run Defense: 3/10; Tackling: 7/10; Starter: 5/5
It’s extremely disappointing that Smith’s 2014 season ended prematurely due to injury, because he has clearly been an ascending player for several years now. This is a guy who has all the talent and ability to be a top cornerback in the NFL, and he might also be one of the most underrated as well.