Travis Jones did not make much noise last year, but the Baltimore Ravens are looking for a legitimate step forward next season. Did the team see enough from his 324 snaps to believe in that second-year rise? With the help of PFF, we can look at some advanced stats to see how Travis Jones compared to his peers.
Baltimore Ravens advanced stats review: Travis Jones
Pressures Per Snap
To give us a fair look at Travis Jones, we looked at a defensive lineman who had just 250-500 snaps. Among 67 qualified defenders, he ranked 47th in pressures per snap. That is obviously not great. Still, he is near nose tackles like Derrick Nnadi and Montravius Adams. This is not expected to be his greatest strength, although the Baltimore Ravens would love to see this improve.
Among rookies, he ranked 6th in this area, behind Logan Hall, Kurt Hinish, Perrion Winfrey, Jordan Davis, and Devonte Wyatt.
Pass Rush Win Rate
With a 5.9% pass rush win rate, Travis Jones was also below average and also ranked 6th amongst rookies. The names shuffle a bit, but the same five were better than him.
Run Stops Per Snap
If there is something to get excited about with Travis Jones, it is his run defense. That was the case before the draft, and it is definitely where he flashed more than his pass rush. He ranked 20th out of the 67 qualified linemen in run stop rate. He compared well to Andrew Billings, a part-time player for the Oakland Raiders last season. Billings had a 4.6% pressure rate, and 8.4% run stop rate, while Jones was at a 3.1% in pressure rate, and 8.5% in run stop rate.
Among rookie defenders, he was second in run stops behind only John Ridgeway. This is a reason to find optimism moving forward.
Travis Jones had just one missed tackle last year, and his missed tackle rate was 4.5%. That had him ranked 13th out of 63 qualified defensive linemen. He was about average amongst rookies in this area but was above average overall.
The reality is that Travis Jones has fine rates, and the question will be if he can take on more snaps. He will always be a better run defender than a pass rusher, but the Baltimore Ravens need to squeeze out just a little more pass rush than what he showed as a rookie. Still, he immediately got on the field and held his own in run defense, which does speak for something.