The Baltimore Ravens had a league-best 12 players selected to the Pro Bowl last season. How many can the team send in 2020?
Entering the 2020 season, the Baltimore Ravens have perhaps the NFL’s most talented roster. The reigning MVP, Lamar Jackson, captains a team that rosters 11 Pro Bowlers during the 2019 season, including 10 on the 2019 Ravens team. Both sides of the football are absolutely loaded with playmakers scattered throughout the offense, matched with difference makers on the defense. 2020 looks to be a promising season for these Baltimore Ravens.
While the Pro Bowl is months away from voting, let alone selections, it’s very early to be predicting who will and won’t make the Pro Bowl for the Ravens… but that’s not going to stop us from predicting who gets in.
Having 12 Pro Bowl selections is far-fetched for the Baltimore Ravens to repeat, but I have a feeling that these guys will receive the honor again in 2020:
The most obvious choice to make the Pro Bowl is the man who led the league in touchdown passes and set the single-season quarterback rushing record in 2019, Lamar Jackson. The reigning MVP is playing in one of the best offenses in the league and has an offense tailor-made to his strengths. Jackson will put up video game numbers in 2020.
Andrews is a top-five tight end in football after pacing all tight ends with 10 touchdowns a season ago. Andrews is Jackson’s BFF in the passing game and he’ll likely put up great numbers again in 2020.
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There’s an argument to be made for Stanley’s claim to be the NFL’s best tackle. Stanley has long been a top-tier pass protector but rounded out his game to be an equally strong run blocker for the most prolific run game in NFL history in 2019. Stanley is becoming a household name and will play top-tier football again in 2020.
“Zeus Jr.” earned his first Pro Bowl nod in just his second NFL season and the future looks bright for the former Oklahoma Sooner. Brown gives the Ravens bookend tackles across from Stanley and he’s every bit as dominant on the right side of the line.
Campbell was the splash move of the offseason for Baltimore and he’ll pay his dividends early in his career with the Ravens. Campbell has 88 career sacks and has a legit shot for 100 in 2020.
Humphrey has emerged as an elite cornerback in just three seasons and did so both outside and in the slot in 2019. With the return of Tavon Young, Humphrey will move back outside full-time and lockdown opposing receivers once again.
The ball magnet and playmaker Marcus Peters is perhaps the most dangerous defensive back in football. Peters makes plays on the football as well as any other defender, but he’s rounded out his game by becoming a shutdown cover man. Peters’s best football days are ahead of him.
The best kicker in the league and one of the all-time greats, Tucker sees himself earn his fourth Pro Bowl nod in nine seasons. Tucker rarely misses any kicks and he’ll have a ton of opportunity to put up points with this offense.
Missed the cut:
Mark Ingram probably won’t get the touches to put up the yards, but I think he’ll still get in the endzone quite a bit. Marquise Brown could blossom into a star in 2020, but we’ll need to see it first before we peg him to the Pro Bowl. Matt Judon could easily repeat his numbers from 2019, but a Pro Bowl isn’t guaranteed for 9.5 sack production. Patrick Queen could have a magnificent rookie year, but we shouldn’t expect him to be an instant Pro Bowl player.