Reacting to 5 Baltimore Ravens making CBS Sports top 100
Calais Campbell ranked 39th
This is why getting Campbell is so exciting. The Ravens are getting one of the most dependable and productive defensive ends in the NFL. With Campbell the Ravens may have the best defensive line for a 3-4 team.
Campbell is a massive player. He’s 6’8″ and he’s incredibly explosive. Campbell is going to be a big difference maker for the Ravens in 2020. He’s exactly what the Ravens needed on the defensive line. He’s also a great guy who was named Walter Payton man of the year in 2019. From every possible perspective this is a big get for the Ravens.
Marlon Humphrey ranked 59th
This is low for Humphrey. Stephon Gilmore is ranked as the sixth best player on Prisco’s list. Jalen Ramsey is at the 26th spot. Tre’Davious White is ranked 52nd. Richard Sherman, who is past his prime, is ranked 57th. Four cornerbacks are ahead of Humphrey and two of them are listed much higher.
In my view, Humphrey is much more on par with Gilmore and Ramsey. Gilmore, as Prisco noted, won Defensive Player of the Year in 2019. It’s more than okay to call him the best cornerback in the NFL. However there shouldn’t be such a substantial drop off from Gilmore and Humphrey. Humphrey is elite. He can go up against any wide receiver and win the battle. 59 is too low. It’s good to see him recognized as a top five cornerback but he should be in the top three.
Marcus Peters isn’t on the list. Prisco has Peters as one of the players that just missed the list. So the Ravens elite pairing of Humphrey and Peters isn’t getting the proper love here. The thing I don’t get here is the drop off at the cornerback position. Humphrey shouldn’t be a whole 33 spots lower than Ramsey. Peters should at least be in the top 100 considering there isn’t much drop off between him and Humphrey.
Humphrey and Peters are different kinds of great. Humphrey is a shutdown corner and Peters is a interception machine. The fact that Peters is not on the list doesn’t make much sense considering he makes some of the biggest game changing plays from the cornerback position. His interception against th Seahawks for example, may have been the most crucial play of that whole game.