5. Brandon Stephens, CB
In the same way that we have to give Geno Stone the edge over Marcus Williams, the Ravens have seen Brandon Stephens show up every week while Marlon Humphrey did not, and he gets the edge for that. Stephens is having an excellent year, especially when you think that the team tried to move him to safety in the spring.
He is only playing cornerback because Humphrey and Rock Ya-Sin were both hurt to start the season. Still, that gave him the week one start, and he never gave it up.
Stephens has allowed one touchdown all season, but it was to Ja’Marr Chase; it was in garbage time, and Stephens spent the rest of the game locking him down. This has been a breakout year for him.
When Humphrey is healthy, teams challenge him over Stephens, but right now, teams are paying for that because Stephens is a top-five performer on this defense.