The Ravens desperately missed Marcus Peters in Week 1

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The Ravens secondary missed Marcus Peters but they should improve

Although losing Peters for the season is a huge loss, the Ravens’ secondary is still talented enough to be among the best in the league.

Jimmy Smith, who is a starting-caliber cornerback, will be back from injury soon. He is a piece that the Ravens like to use to help aid the linebackers in covering tight ends.

His loss was severely felt on Monday in the game against Darren Waller, one of the best tight ends in the league.

Tavon Young struggled in slot coverage on Monday, but it was his first game since his ACL tear. Although he has proven to be injury-prone, when he is healthy, he is one of the better slot cornerbacks in the league.

Coming into the game, the Ravens were confident that Anthony Averett could help fill the void left by Peters. He did not disappoint. He recorded his first career interception on Monday night and was sticky in coverage.

Expect Averett to continue to make more plays as he gains more experience.

Former undrafted cornerback Chris Westry made his Ravens debut on Monday and earned quite a few snaps. He played very well in coverage until the last pass to Bryan Edwards in overtime, but even that was tight coverage. The Ravens may have found a gem in Westry.

And finally, the Ravens still have Marlon Humphrey one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. He has improved his game every year since he entered the league and I expect no less this season.