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Baltimore Ravens edge rushers make top 10 scariest position groups list

Bucky Brooks, NFL media analyst for ranked the top 10 scariest position groups in the entire league and the Ravens show up at number 9 with their edge rushers.

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Bucky Brooks, NFL media analyst for ranked the top 10 scariest position groups in the entire league and the Ravens show up at number 9 with their edge rushers.

Not surprising given that the Ravens were second in total sacks last season and with two of the biggest names as pass rushers in Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil. Both players were at the top of the league in their prime and with both now entering the twilight years of their careers, the Ravens have a nasty set of young players ready to come up the ranks and take over.

What should be mentioned is that the edge rushers not only get to the quarterback frequently, but the Ravens feature linebackers that also stuff the run incredibly well. Part of what has made Terrell Suggs such a dynamic player over his career is his ability to not only rack up sacks but to sniff out the run and be a sure tackler. Dumervil might not be known for his run stuffing ability, but Baltimore has such depth at these spots that they can package players perfectly in order to be one of the top defenses in the league.

It is surprising to mention that the Ravens aren't featured on this list for their offensive or defensive line play, which has been some of the best last year and over the last decade from a defensive standpoint. Offensively, turning journeyman running back Justin Forsett into one of the top backs in the league last year all while keeping quarterback Joe Flacco on his feet nearly the most in the entire league should come as a testament for the offensive line's play in 2014 and going forward. On the defensive line, the Ravens have shed Pro Bowl lineman Haloti Ngata, but have more than made up for his absence with a young crop of talent like Timmy Jernigan, Brent Urban, Kapron Lewis-Moore, and Brandon Williams that played exceedingly well all season and especially during Ngata's suspension at the tail end of the 2014 season. In 2015, both lines look to not only stay consistent in their play, but actually improve over their top rated performance from the previous season.

Hopefully next season we see not only the pass rushers appear on this list, but the Ravens wide receivers, tight ends, offensive and defensive lines. Baltimore certainly has the potential to have it happen.