The Baltimore Ravens roster looks pretty solid coming into the season. Ravens fans should be confident:
There may have only been one member of the Ravens in NFL Networks NFL Top 100 list, but that doesn’t really matter. The Ravens may be coming off an 8-8 season and a 5-11 mark in 2015, but they are moving forward. Don’t expect big praise for the Ravens on ESPN or FS1, however the Ravens have more talent than you may think. In fact they will be the
Marshall Yanda was the one player represented on the NFL Top 100. Yanda is a living legend, coming off another great season. Yanda isn’t the Ravens only elite player. Terrell Suggs is quite possibly a future inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Suggs played with an biceps injury last season and was still productive. He added eight sacks to his resume and was a constant force for the purple and black.
Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson are an incredible pairing in the back end of the defense. Jefferson is the perfect modern safety, and the perfect pickup for Baltimore. He has the range of a free safety and he hits like a linebacker. Weddle is the same way. When healthy Jimmy Smith can give top-tier receivers a rough day and that includes Antonio Brown.
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Brandon Williams is one of the best defensive tackles in football and his contract reflects that. Williams is a space-eating defensive lineman who makes a gigantic impact in the trenches. Williams leads a defensive line that is going to stop opposing rushing attacks upon arrival. C.J. Mosley, who is a Pro Bowl linebacker will help with that too. Mosley is one of the most athletic linebackers in the entire league.
The Ravens added Jeremy Maclin to the roster, a true star receiver. Maclin may be coming off a rough season but injury played a role in that. In 2015 and 2016 he caught over 80 passes for over 1,000 yards. That’s the Maclin that the Ravens think they’re getting. Speaking of 80 receptions, that is a feat that Danny Woodhead has accomplished twice in his decade of NFL experience. That’s pretty impressive production from a running back.
Kickers are players too, and Justin Tucker is one of the best players in town. He is the most accurate kicker in NFL history and is clutch as clutch can be. There isn’t one player in the NFL that does his job as good as Tucker does his. One last note, whatever you think of Joe Flacco is irrelevant. The Ravens can win with him; remember he was a Super Bowl MVP.
The Bottom Line:
The Ravens have established stars, and most of them are horribly underrated. The talent on the Ravens roster is impressive. Just think I did not even mentioned potential players like Matt Judon, Kenneth Dixon and Breshad Perriman. I have not even mention an impressive rookie class that will make a big impact in 2017. The bottom line is that the Ravens are a talented team. That talent should come to fruition in the form of wins and losses.