The Baltimore Ravens are sitting at 7-2, and they are serious contenders to make a run in the playoffs. What makes this more exciting is that there are cases to be made for some players getting even better in the second half of the season. Which players on the Ravens have the best chance to see their best play from this point forward?
3. The Baltimore Ravens could get the best out of Kyle Hamilton late in the season
Kyle Hamilton is already breaking out in his second NFL season. However, there is a real case to be made that he will play his best football moving forward. That is because the Ravens are about to get even more versatile with him.
The Ravens have moved him from strong safety to the slot at times, depending on their needs and personnel. However, he is at his best when he is closer to the line of scrimmage, and that has often meant him playing in the slot. Hamilton recorded three sacks and was dominant against the Colts when he played primarily slot. On Sunday, he played a hybrid of both, and it was arguably his best game since week three. He just impacts the game from all angles when he is that close, and his quick twitch ability and length really show up.
Now, he is going to start shifting to the slot more often. The Ravens got Daryl Worley back from the IR, and he played 22 snaps in his return. This can increase. With Worley in, the Ravens use him and Geno Stone at safety, and that allows Hamilton to drop into the box as the slot. It takes Arthur Maulet off of the field and gives the Ravens their best 11. The best news is that Marcus Williams can eventually come back and replace Worley, making the unit even stronger. Look for Hamilton to finish in the slot more, and the Ravens will benefit.