Ravens: 8 shining stars from preseason victory over the Panthers

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4. Josh Oliver, TE, Ravens

Josh Oliver was already the favorite for the third tight end job going into Saturday’s game. And despite a rocky start, he did everything he could to further separate himself from the pack.

Oliver finished with a team-best seven catches for 50 yards as he was easily the most productive receiver on offense. No other player even topped three catches and only one other player managed more than 20 yards.

It wasn’t a perfect day for Oliver, however, as a costly fumble in the red zone thwarted a potential scoring drive.

Still, Oliver is clearly the Ravens’ best option for the No. 3 tight end job. Saturday’s game further solidified that notion.

3. Tyler Huntley, QB, Ravens

Much like Oliver, Tyler Huntley’s night didn’t exactly start off on a high note. The Utah product was intercepted on a tipped ball on his very first pass of the game.

From there, he would start 0-for-4 with little help from his offensive line before turning things around. And he turned things around in a big way.

Huntley completed 24 of his next 30 passes for 187 yards as he took control of the offense. He showed tenacity as he was able to bounce back after a rough start.

The Ravens allowed Huntley to play nearly the entire game with Trace McSorley out. And while his night wasn’t perfect, he came away as the odds-on favorite to be the team’s backup QB.