Baltimore Ravens Stock Report: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not Week Five
Let me give you another four letter acronym DPOY. If the hype train has taken off for Patrick Queen. Kay Adams on Good Morning Football is leading the Humphrey revolution. The cornerback has been absolutely lock down this season and has done everything the team has asked of him and more. Humphrey, who I have repeatedly said is the best tackling cornerback in the league, showcased that again this week.
When quarterbacks look to throw against the Ravens they must choose to target Humphrey, Peters, or Jimmy Smith. All of which are former first round picks and have differing skill sets. They each bring something to the table and made it hard for Joe Burrow to make decisions, leading to their three turnovers in this game. What’s most impressive is how each of those three, as well as starting safeties each notched a sack. This is the first time in history that all five secondary starters have gotten a sack in the same game. In this Humphrey led the way.
Humphrey an All-Pro is putting together another spectacular season and this game was no different. Since Tavon Young‘s injury, Humphrey has been spending time as the Ravens slot cornerback. In this game he matched up against certified Raven killer Tyler Boyd. Boyd who works from the slot is very good at creating separation and moving the chains. In this game he was quiet with only four catches for 42 yards. That is nowhere near his typical output and that is due to Humphrey’s presence.
Week after week we have seen how Humphrey can completely take his receivers out of games and this week we saw how he can do that and still be a game changer. Not just with the blitz and with his ball hawking ability but, his ability to punch the ball out. With one swing, Humphrey can change the momentum and generate turnovers and touchdowns. Humphrey currently is very hot.