Yes, the kicker is on this list. The Ravens have a great kicker, who is building a legacy as one of the best kickers in NFL history. He barely ever misses. He’s a Pro Bowl kicker with a historic resume. Can you name me a player in the NFL that you trust to do his job on a more consistent basis than Tucker? That’s the point. He’s the first kicker you would choose to hit a 50 yard field goal in swirling wind and rain, to win a game. Kickers are football players. This kicker is part of the Ravens’ elite group of talent.
While the Ravens are waiting to see if Marshal Yanda retires or not, wishful thinking allows me to put him on this list. If Yanda comes back he is looking to continue a streak of being the best right guard in football. The only other offensive lineman that has been as consistent over the course of a long run with the Ravens is Jonathan Ogden. Ogden is a Hall of Fame offensive tackle and Yanda will be in the Hall of Fame some day.
Yanda is almost impossible to get past. The rate that he wins battles in the trenches is almost hard to believe. This isn’t a lifetime achievement award for Yanda. He is listed here because he is still at the top of his game. The Ravens need Yanda to return because there is no player who can really fill his shoes.
The Ravens have a lock down cornerback in Marlon Humphrey. Humphrey is one of those players that just takes an option away from a quarterback. He’s one of the best cover guys in the league and it shows by how well he keeps the best receivers in check. In 2018, Humphrey was under the radar elite. In 2019 he proved once and for all that he was a top five cornerback in football.
He was named to the All-Pro team and he found his way to the 2019 Pro Bowl. The best play of the Ravens entire season may have been Humphrey punching the ball away from JuJu Smith-Schuster and then recovering it. Humphrey has always been able to operate on an island against any receiver. This season he became more of a play-maker.