Daniel Jeremiah's belittling Ravens high-end secondary is the picture of lunacy

How could Jeremiah put them this low?
AFC Championship - Kansas City Chiefs v Baltimore Ravens
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The Baltimore Ravens are once again heading into the season with the hope of becoming a championship team. While Lamar Jackson is the main reason for this confidence, having one of the best defenses and most talented secondaries in the league will also help in that pursuit.

All-Pro Kyle Hamilton and Marcus Williams make up the best safety duo in the league, and the addition of much-hyped rookie Nate Wiggins alongside Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Stephens should be quite a boost for the cornerback room. Daniel Jeremiah, however, remains unconvinced by this new-look unit.

On the latest episode of his "Move The Sticks" podcast, Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks ranked the secondaries in the AFC North. Rather than put his former employer right at the top where they belong, Jeremiah instead knocked them down so many pegs that it bordered on disrespect.

Jeremiah had the Ravens graded as the worst secondary in the AFC North, with the Steelers at the top of the list, the Browns in second place, and the Bengals in third. The Ravens kept many of the best players from the league's best defense last year, yet they are fourth in these rankings? Make it make sense.

Daniel Jeremiah underrates elite Baltimore Ravens secondary

Pittsburgh has playmakers like Minkah Fitzpatrick and the ascending Joey Porter Jr, but Donte Jackson and Cameron Sutton are far from Mel Blount in their base nickel defense. Fitzpatrick's safety running mate is DeShon Elliott, who Ravens fans know is a somewhat limited player.

Cleveland had a legitimate case to be at the top, as their combination of cornerbacks in Denzel Ward, Martin Emerson Jr, and Greg Newsome are spectacular. Even still, the Hamilton-Williams duo is so dynamic that Baltimore could beat them out in a hypothetical comparison.

Cincinnati is the one that makes no sense. While this secondary is littered with high draft picks like Dax Hill and DJ Turner to go along with former Ravens safety Geno Stone, Baltimore has three secondary players that are better than any of the Bengals' best in Humphrey, Hamilton, and Williams.

The Ravens are by no means a perfect roster, especially after losing so much talent in the last few months in free agency. Even with that exodus of manpower, the defense is one of the scariest units in the league because of how difficult it is to throw the ball against them. Jeremiah could have egg on his face if Baltimore gets off to a promising start.