Ravens rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley has dominated opposing defenders over recent weeks, and has done his job better than any other tackle in the NFL over the past four weeks according to Pro Football Focus.
Highest graded OTs over the past 4 weeks pic.twitter.com/y8zcLpZEir— Gordon McGuinness (@PFF_Gordon) December 28, 2016
After Stanley’s Week 9 disaster where he was dominated by Pittsburgh’s James Harrison, the Notre Dame product has not allowed a single sack. Against the Steelers on Christmas Day, Stanley turned the tables on Harrison, taking Harrison out of the game.
Stanley has quickly moved into the upper echelon of NFL lineman, something the Ravens desperately needed in order to have success. Joe Flacco is a significantly worse quarterback under pressure, and with his blindside thoroughly protected, the former Super Bowl MVP has had less to worry about in the pocket.
Pro Football Focus currently has given Stanley a 78.2 overall grade for the season, nearly eight points better than the supposedly more talented Laremy Tunsil.