5 Baltimore Ravens That Went Backwards In 2016

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Nov 20, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) makes a third quarter touchdown catch against Baltimore Ravens cornerback Shareece Wright (24) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) makes a third quarter touchdown catch against Baltimore Ravens cornerback Shareece Wright (24) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Shareece Wright:

Nobody was ever too high on Shareece Wright but he went backwards this season. Wright entered the season as the number two cornerback on the roster. Tavon Young, a rookie from Temple ended up being the second best corner on the team. Wright got exposed multiple times this season. When Jimmy Smith went down, it meant the Ravens had to count on Wright. That did not go so well.

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The worst moment of the season for Wright was the game in Dallas. I went down to that game on a road trip, and trust me when I say, everyone in that massive stadium knew where the weak link was on the Ravens defense. Wright got picked on relentlessly. Wright always plays tight coverage, but he usually gives up the catch. It is a good thing Wright is a decent tackler for a defensive back.

The Ravens went into the season gambling on Wright. They did the best they could to help that secondary. Can you imagine what would have happened, if the Ravens hadn’t drafted Tavon Young? Wright surely went backwards this season.

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