Ravens rookie report card: Grading Patrick Queen’s year one

Patrick Queen, Ravens (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Patrick Queen, Ravens (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens drafted Patrick Queen, out of LSU, with the 26th overall pick. The rookie linebacker showed a lot of promise. Queen had 106 total tackles, 66 of which were solo takedowns. He had three sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and, an interception.

In terms of production, this is right along with what you would expect from a promising young linebacker. He got a lot of playing time and he has some solid numbers to show for it. How should we grade his rookie campaign? Let’s get into the grade book:

Ravens. PATRICK QUEEN. B. <h2 class=. LB

Putting it all together:

All things considered, a B feels like the right letter grade here. Queen wasn’t a consistent force at the inside linebacker position. He came in right away and he put up decent production. Right now he’s playing at a level similar to a Patrick Onwuasor. While Queen has way more upside than Onwuasor ever did, that’s where we’re at.

Queen was everything he was advertised as coming out of LSU. He was a fairly inexperienced prospect and that showed up in his first NFL season. His athleticism and effort were both things you can rave about. He showed up and he gained some invaluable on the job training.

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He had some A+ games with some C’s and D’s in there as well. Happiness is based on expectations. Queen did fairly well based on his expectations as a first-year middle linebacker. The future looks very bright for Queen, and that’s the main takeaway.