5. Kyle Juszczyk:
If his late touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers had been a game winner, Kyle Juszczyk wouldn’t have to pay for his own drink in Baltimore ever again. The Harvard fullback is going to the Pro Bowl this season. He is a do it all kind of player. He blocks and he is a weapon. Juszczyk is a physical player with a ton of heart. The fullback position doesn’t get a lot of love in this modern era of football but Baltimore loves number 44.
Juszczyk has been deceptively involved in the offense. You may be surprised when I tell you, he has caught 97 passes in the last three seasons. The Ravens drafted “Juice” in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. It’s pretty safe to say that the Ravens got the most out of their investment.
I would argue that the Ravens did not use Juszczyk enough this season. The team seemed to be built for two backs in the backfield and a hard hitting ground game. Instead the Ravens primarily used one back and threw the football.