2. Travis Jones had a great preseason with the Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens love to watch their young players develop, and Travis Jones appears to be right on that path to take the next step. Jones played sparingly in his rookie season after getting drafted in the third round. When he did play, he showed promise, but it was spaced-out glimpses of talent and not enough of a sustained level of play.
This year, the Ravens are hoping to get more consistent work out of him. After the preseason, it looks like they have. The biggest thing that you noticed in the preseason was how he was able to penetrate as a pass rusher. This is an added layer of his game, and it should get him on the field more.
Jones should start over Michael Pierce this season. With how little depth they have, he should also get a solid workload this year. The run defense will be on his back, but if he can get a sustained push in the pocket as well, then we could be talking about big things as he embarks on his second NFL season.
Broderick Washington just got paid, and Justin Madubuike is looking for a new deal. With all of the attention on them, the gem could be Travis Jones, who takes a step and has a really strong 2023 season.