NFL power rankings roundup: Where do the Ravens stand?

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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

Elliot Harrison,

Ravens rank: #13


"Baltimore might be the one team people are forgetting about, given that most prognosticators see the AFC North coming down to the Steelers and Bengals. Even with Haloti Ngata in Detroit, there is so much young talent on the Ravens’ defense that it should be the best unit in the division. The real question lies with the youth in the passing game. How pro-ready will rookies Breshad Perriman and Maxx Williams be?"

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Harrison has the Ravens ranked lower than anywhere I’ve seen in a long time.  Ranking ahead of them are the Lions (11th), Bengals (10th), Steelers (9th), Chiefs (8th), Broncos (7th), Cardinals (6th), Cowboys (5th), and Colts (3rd!!!).  Only one of these teams (Colts) lasted longer in the playoffs last year.

Is Harrison really that concerned about the Ravens’ young offensive rookies making an impact?  I think it’s more of a case of him reading too much into the offseason and its effects on teams.  Sure the Colts have had a nice offseason, but so did the Eagles back when they famously assembled the “Dream Team.”

That dream turned out to be more like a nightmare.

I’m not saying the Ravens should be top 5, but top ten is very reasonable.  Ahead of the Steelers, Chiefs, Bengals, and Lions?  No doubt.

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