5 pleasant surprises for Baltimore Ravens after quarter mark of 2023 season

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4. The Baltimore Ravens are getting help from their secondary depth

This is technically three players, but the performances of Brandon Stephens, Geno Stone, and Arthur Maulet have all been impressive. The Ravens have not been healthy at cornerback at all. Marlon Humphrey missed the first four weeks, and Ronald Darby and Rock Ya-Sin had to split time due to their injuries.

So, Stephens has assumed the role as the every down cornerback so far this year. He has had ups and downs, but he has held things down for the team overall.

Geno Stone has filled in for Marcus Williams and started picking the football off as if he was Marcus Williams. Stone changed the game against the Bengals and has been a sound tackler who has not made any big mistakes. Then, with so many injuries in the slot, the team has had to rely on Arthur Maulet, who they signed in the summer and who has hardly practiced with the team.

Maulet already made a pass breakup that led to an interception, and he had a key sack against the Steelers. These are not the players that the Baltimore Ravens thought that they would be relying on, but all three have come up with big plays and have been contributors to wins. That has been nice to see.