Ravens: Darren Waller, Rashaan Melvin Impressing


Aug 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Darren Waller (12) carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

One thing’s for sure – we always get some surprises in every NFL preseason.  If you had tried to guess what players would be standing out right now, as we head into the second week, it’s doubtful anybody would have guessed correctly.

Not too many folks had high expectations for this year’s sixth round draft choice, wide receiver Darren Waller.  A guy with difference making size and speed, Waller simply didn’t play in a pro style offense at Georgia Tech.

But Waller is catching on a lot quicker than anyone anticipated, along with fellow rookie Nick Boyle. Both have been consistently making noise this offseason, and both continued to do so as the Ravens broke their first joint practices with the Eagles.

Another player standing out is cornerback Rashaan Melvin, who played well in spots last season amid the Ravens’ injury meltdown.  Melvin is building on that performance and looks to be a great depth piece for the coming season.

Here’s all the latest noise surrounding the Ravens.

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around FanSided

Ravens Q&A with Ebony Bird – Anthony DiBona, Inside the Iggles

Michael Campanaro stands out in joint practice with EaglesJoe Serpico, The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the web

Ravens improve to sixth-best Super Bowl oddsJamison Hensley, ESPN

Veterans get day off for practice against EaglesJon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun

Chip Kelly call Joe Flacco ‘elite’Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

Steve Smith just wants to be home for wife’s birthdayConor Orr, NFL.com

Rashaan Melvin stands out during Ravens’ final open training camp practiceJon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun

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