Baltimore Ravens own Offensive Rookie of the Year race is a crazy one
Breaking it all down:
At this point in the season, all of these guys have made a strong case for the award. Mark Andrews is fifth on the team in receptions with 26 and has been a big-time play-maker at the Tight End spot. Lamar Jackson and Gus Edwards have both been instrumental in the team’s recent turn around. The Ravens run game has been given a new spark and it’s entirely because of these two youngsters.
Of course, we have to give credit to Orlando Brown Jr. for manning the right side of the line. Brown Jr. has asserted himself as a bookend tackle opposite Ronnie Stanley and looks to be the new foundation for Baltimore’s offensive line moving forward. The mammoth of a human being is an absolute mauler in the run game and has been one of the biggest reasons for the Ravens have given up the seventh fewest sacks in the league (23).
At this point, the team is just waiting on is for Hayden Hurst to finally make any kind of impact for this offense. Once Hurst begins contributing to the offensive production, the Ravens could have a legitimately scary offense. All that’s missing now is a true no.1 wide receiver.
In the meantime, you can’t ask for much more from a single draft class than what Baltimore has gotten from their 2018 haul. A franchise Quarterback, two athletic Tight Ends, a solid Right Tackle, and a workhorse Running Back has given fans tons to look forward to. Until then, the race for the team’s own Offensive Rookie of the Year award has to be one of the best story-lines for the Ravens entire season.