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2015 Ravens preseason: Winners and losers

The biggest winners and losers from last night's game.

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Michael Campanaro

Campanaro had the best performance out of any wide receiver last night, catching a 45 yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub and he also had a 13 yard catch when the Ravens were backed up in their own territory. If he can stay healthy, he should have a job in 2015. He also had the longest punt return of the night, which went for 10 yards.

Matt Schaub

Schaub looked better than most of us were expecting, as he went 11 of 18 for 134 yards and one touchdown. He also led the Ravens on multiple scoring drives and only had one turnover during the game. Schaub has a firm grip on the back-up job and it looks like Coach Harbaugh's trust wasn't misplaced.

The starting defensive line

The new defensive linemen proved that they can survive without Haloti Ngata, as the Saints were held to three and outs while the starters were on the field.

Carl Davis

Davis was a monster in last night's game, constantly getting penetration and terrorizing the Saints' backfield. If Davis can keep up these solid performances, he'll have the starting job sooner than later. The only thing that stopped Davis was a cramp in the fourth quarter.

Za'Darius Smith (As a pass rusher)

Smith had a nine yard sack of Saints quarterback Garrett Grayson, a quarterback pressure, and batted a pass down. Not a bad night for the rookie.

Lorenzo Taliaferro

Taliaferro looked good, running for 36 yards off of 12 carries. He did a good job moving the pile and getting first downs and he finished off an impressive first drive from the offense by scoring a one yard touchdown on fourth and goal. He also had 18 yards off of two receptions.

Zach Orr

Orr made a solid effort to seize the third inside linebacker spot behind C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith.

Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle

Both tight ends looked good in the passing game, as they caught multiple drive extending passes during the final drive. Williams takes the cake with a 22 yard reception that had him hurdling over a defender and barreling through another one to get a first down conversion on fourth and 20 it was a nice redemption from him dropping a would-be touchdown from Matt Schaub. Nick Boyle had four receptions for 25 yards.

Darren Waller

Waller had a 14 yard reception and also attracted attention from the defense on Michael Campanaro's touchdown catch. He also drew a 25 yard pass interference penalty.


Za'Darius Smith (as an edge setter)

Za'Darius struggled to set the edge against the run game last night.

Javorius Allen

I'll cut Allen some slack here. His offensive line consisted of guys who won't be on the 53 man roster. But he did not impress as a pass catching option, as he did not catch a single pass. He'll make the roster, but he's not going to be the #2 guy.

Jeremy Butler

Butler had a drop on what would've been a big pass from Matt Schaub and he could have fought harder for the ball on Matt Schaub's intercepted pass. Butler only had one catch for 12 yards. Right now Butler isn't looking like the sure-handed receiver that he was in camp and more like a practice squad player.

Bryn Renner

Sure, Renner led the game winning drive, but his interception in Ravens territory is one of the reasons that a game winning drive needed to happen.  Renner was inaccurate, completing six of 14 passes for 88 yards and his throws lacked touch. The back-up job is firmly in Schaub's hands and Renner looks like a practice squad player.

Asa Jackson

If not for the fact that Brandin Cooks stepped out of bounds before catching the ball, Jackson would've been burned again. He also didn't get to prove himself in the return game, as the Saints kicker didn't give the Ravens a chance to return any kicks.

Brynden Trawick

Trawick extended two Saints drives with back breaking penalties. He drew a 15 yard penalty for taunting, after allowing a 12 yard reception and he extended a Saints drive with a pass interference penalty on third down.

Arthur Brown

Brown was on the third string defense and didn't impress very much while there. He's skating on thin ice.

The Golden 50

Seriously, that's awful. Please don't be a regular season thing.

Allen Reisner

Reisner suffered an ankle injury that will end his season.

Reserve Offensive Linemen

Based on their performance, none of these hopefuls are taking James Hurst's or John Urschels' jobs. The unit was spotty in pass protection and run blocking and the team averaged 2.7 yards on 39 attempts.