3 predictions based on Baltimore Ravens additions to the defense
2. Calais Campbell will have a constant impact:
From 2017-2018, Campbell had back to back seasons with double digit sacks. The Ravens got a pass rusher that they can depend on with Campbell. He may not end up with the 14.5 sacks that he got in 2017, yet he should be able to put consistent pressure on the quarterback. The Ravens have a player that their opponent will always have to be aware of. They have to account for Campbell’s ability to dominate the line of scrimmage. Campbell is an unbelievable athlete and he’s going to win more battles than he loses.
Campbell is a player with 88 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in his career. In the past three seasons alone he has had 31.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. Going to the Ravens is an upgrade for him. He’s got a great team around him. The Ravens are the favorites to win the AFC North and are potential Super Bowl contenders. This is going to have a resurgent impact on Campbell’s career. He may not have a career year (that’s a very high bar) but he should play some of the best football of his career. Playing for a contender is exactly what he needed.
My prediction for Campbell is that he’ll have eight sacks and two forced fumbles to go along with 55 tackles. He’ll probably do what he does better than any defensive lineman and that’s tipping some passes at the line of scrimmage. That’s dominance in the run game. That’s dominance against the pass. That’s a constant impact.