The Baltimore Ravens were more active this offseason than recently. However, they were also tight against the cap, so the team was looking for some strong value signings, and in the case of other players, they looked to add void years and push money back. After six weeks, which signings have been worth every penny, and which ones are not working out?
2. The Baltimore Ravens are getting value out of Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney signed late into the summer, and a lot of the reason he signed was because of injuries to the depth. Clowney was supposed to come in and be a depth piece behind David Ojabo and Odafe Oweh. Now, neither has been healthy, and Clowney leads the team in pressures with 29. The next closest right now is Justin Madubuike, who has 19 pressures.
Clowney not only looks like the old version, he looks better. While it is only a six-game sample, you can see that his win rate and pass rush productivity are about as good as he has ever shown.
Pass Rush Productivity
The question here is whether or not he can sustain this. Still, even if he dropped down and finished with a 12% win rate, it would be about what they expected when they signed him. As they stand right now, he is everything that the team wanted and a lot more.
When you add that he is the only edge rusher who can be trusted with the run defense, it has been a huge win. If the Ravens can get Oweh or Ojabo back at some point, along with Kyle Van Noy increasing his role, the Ravens may be able to finally get Clowney some help, too.