3 underrated Ravens players who could make a massive impact next season

Free agency could help these three become more impactful players

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2. CB Brandon Stephens

Despite being picked at the very end of the third round, Stephen has been a consistent contributor on defense for the Ravens in his three years with the club. Baltimore has seemingly abandoned his planned safety conversion after he emerged as the team's No. 2 cornerback next to Marlon Humphrey.

Stephens started all 16 games he played last year and graded out as a tremendous cover corner. With Baltimore having spurned several big-name defensive backs in free agency, the team is apparently very confident in him and Humphrey as the two top cornerbacks on the roster.

Brandon Stephens will once again perform well for the Baltimore Ravens

If new defensive coordinator Zach Orr is going to run a system that is similar to what Mike Macdonald ran last year before departing for the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore will place a good deal of trust in their corners to take care of business on the outside. Stephens was challenged last year, and did he ever flourish.

Stephens is going to become more of a household name with another season as a starter. Although Humphrey's future beyond this season is murky due to his large cap numbers, Stephens might perform well enough to eventually take over his old role.