Ravens missing from best secondary list

Jason Miller

Our own SB Nation took a look at each team's secondary but mistakenly left the Baltimore Ravens' dynamic duo of Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith off the list. It has to be a mistake right? Right!?

Our own SB Nation took a look at each team's secondary but mistakenly left the Baltimore Ravens' dynamic duo of Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith off the list. It has to be a mistake right? Right!?

The elite included teams like the Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals. Even teams like the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders with question marks at one of the corner slots are all on the list. Meanwhile the Ravens have one of the best corner duos in the league in Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb to go along with Matt Elam sliding into the strong safety position he should have been at last year and starting Terrence Brooks at free safety to be the back end of a powerful and scary secondary.

The Ravens secondary ranked 12th in passing yards per game at 230 yards per game, and ranked ahead of several teams on the SB Nation list. Meanwhile lead cornerback Lardarius Webb spent most of the season trying to overcome his ACL tear from the previous season and was nowhere near 100% for a majority of the year. We also have to mention that the Ravens secondary was starting 2 strong safeties, which has now been rectified with the drafting of rookie free safety Terrence Brooks. All signs point to a much improved secondary this year that should easily be in the top 10 in terms of yards allowed per game.

While the Ravens secondary ranked 15th in interceptions on the season,they ranked 3rd in completion percentage allowed with a measly 56.9% that topped even the Seattle Seahawks. The defense should receive a boost from the addition of a true free safety and a fully healthy Webb to go with a defensive line and linebacking corps that will be able to put on pressure from every direction. As everyone knows, pressure leads to quick, poorly planned throws and those lead to the hands of players in the secondary.

So I ask again... Where is the Ravens secondary on this list?

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