Left Outside Linebacker:
1. Terrell Suggs: The 2016 season may be the final chapter of Terrell Sugg’s historic career. The Ravens linebacker has been a constant with the team since he was drafted in 2003. His return to the field in the 2012 season was a big part of the Ravens getting hot at the right moment. Now the Ravens are hoping he can return in the lavish “Ball So Hard,” style that we have come to expect.
Suggs is one of the most complete players in the game. He can stuff the run and get the quarterback. When Suggs and Elvis Dumervil are on the field, it is a combination that is almost impossible to stop. The Ravens defense looks entirely different in 2016 with a healthy dose of “Sizzle.”
2. Za’Darius Smith: The second year player from Kentucky is one of the most exciting young players on the Ravens. Smith is insanely explosive. Last season he had 5.5 sacks. 3.5 of those sacks were in the final few weeks of the season; this suggests the light came on for Smith. The other two sacks were against the Steelers. That is the best team to get sacks against when you play in Baltimore.
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