Jul 30, 2015; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens strong safety Will Hill (33) covers defensive back Nick Perry (36) during coverage drill on day one of training camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Roughly a week into Baltimore Ravens training camp, quite a few players have stood out above the rest. But perhaps none have been as surprising as the performances of rookies Buck Allen and Darren Waller.
Allen has quietly been the most impressive rookie in camp so far, showing speed, natural pass catching ability, and nice moves in the open field. He could have a much bigger rookie campaign than most expect and is set up for success playing under Marc Trestman.
Darren Waller is an even bigger surprise, especially after many predicted he might not even wind up on the final roster. Expected to be a project at receiver, Waller has shown above average hands and better moves than anyone anticipated. He’s also proven to be a better route runner than anyone expected, making plays on slants and crosses routinely.
The battle for Matt Elam’s snaps rages on as well, as undrafted rookie Nick Perry fights with Brynden Trawick for scraps. Trawick saw some time with the ones and made several notable plays, but Perry continues to impress as well. This battle is going to go on for a few more weeks.
Hope you enjoy today’s links!
Play of the day
Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around FanSided
Five Ravens primed for breakout years – Brandon Austin, The Baltimore Wire
Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the interwebs
Camp notes: Defense stonewalls offense – Ken McKusick, Russell Street Report
AFC North player ratings in Madden NFL 16 – EA Sports
Ravens guard John Urschel is living big in a tiny car – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Ravens shine under M&T lights – Brian Bower, Russell Street Report
No Monday night games nothing new for Ravens – Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore
Ravens rookie report: Buck Allen stands out early – Kyle Rate, Russell Street Report
Pollard is NOT a good Elam replacement – Tyler Lombardi, Russell Street Report
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