The Baltimore Ravens have a stacked roster. That's facts. And if you don't believe that, well the folks over NFL Network are already here to prove you wrong and Ebony Bird right.
That is exactly what they started to do on Tuesday when they named a member of the Ravens' talented secondary into the Top 100 NFL Players entering the 2023 season.
The NFL named veteran cornerback Marlon Humphrey the 92nd-best player in the league right now, and all the Ravens' corner could come up with to describe his game was "I might be annoying."
Humphrey, who is coming off his sixth year in Baltimore after getting drafted by the Ravens with the 16th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, didn't get the nod last year in NFL's top players list.
The folks over NFL knew better this time, ranking Humphrey as a top-100 player thanks to a season in which he earned his third Pro Bowl call by virtue of appearing in all 17 regular-season games while intercepting three passes, completing 71 tackles, and sacking opposing quarterbacks three times throughout the campaign.
According to PFRef.com, Humphrey's 2022 season was his second most-valuable one in terms of their "Approximate Value" metric, grading him at 12 after he got a career-high 16 in 2019, his lone All-Pro season.
Humphrey was the 14th-best cornerback in Pro Football Focus' grade system for the 202 season with a 76.8 mark. While that might look bad to some, the truth and devil are in the details: the Ravens cornerback was actually graded with a gaudy 91.5 mark in pass-rushing defense, the best in the NFL.
In his six-year career, Humphrey has earned a PFF grade of at least 65.9 every season, topping 69.0 in five of his six years as a pro and reaching grades above 73 in four of those campaigns.