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Last season, the Baltimore Ravens were represented in the Pro Bowl by offensive guard Marshal Yanda, outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil and punter Sam Koch. With a much improved record in 2016, along with the top ranked total defense in the NFL, the Ravens should be rewarded with a few more Pro Bowlers this year.
Which Ravens are most deserving of Pro Bowl selection this season?
- Justin Tucker, K
Tucker is hands down the best kicker in the league. He has been perfect on the season, going 11-for -11 on field goals of 40-49 yards and 8-for-8 on 50-plus yard field goals. He has also not missed an extra point, the same cannot be said for many kickers this year.
- Marshal Yanda, OG
Although Yanda has missed three games this season with a shoulder injury, he is still among the top blockers in the NFL. He has been the Ravens best offensive player this season, turning in especially dominant performances against Oakland, Washington and Dallas.
- Terrell Suggs, OLB
The legend grows as the best two-way outside linebacker in history cements his legacy as a Hall of Famer in his 14th season. The best edge setter on the league’s best run defense, Sizzle has overcome his second Achilles tear last season, and a midseason torn bicep to post eight sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes defensed in eleven games.
- Sam Koch, P
Koch has averaged 46-yards per punting attempt, with 28 of his 63 punts downed inside the opponents 20-yard line. He is in the top three across the league in terms of punts inside the 20, and has not had a punt blocked this season.
- Eric Weddle, S
While his stats are not as gaudy as some other safeties, Weddle’s leadership has transformed the Ravens pass defense from one of the worst last season to one of the best this year. His 61 tackles, ten passes broken up and three interceptions are highly respectable.
- Brandon Williams, DT
This pending free agent has been the anchor of the league’s best run defense. B-Will will likely be overshadowed by tackles with better name recognition, but his ability to take on multiple blockers and do the dirty work in the trenches make him worthy of Pro Bowl honors.
- Timmy Jernigan, DT
Jernigan has put it all together in his third year, turning in one of the best seasons against the rush of all defensive lineman. He has been able to pressure the quarterback consistently, accumulating five sacks and many quarterback hits in the process. He has also been a playmaker with an interception and fumble recovery in 2016.
- Ricky Wagner, RT
Another pending free agent, Wagner has been the rock on an unsteady line, missing only one game. Wagner has produced his most consistent season, earning solid grades in the vast majority of Ravens games this season.
- C.J. Mosley, ILB
Mosley started the season off strong, with three interceptions in the first five games of the year. A hamstring injury caused him to miss a couple games in October, and his pass coverage has not been quite as stellar since he has returned. Still a strong bounce back season after he regressed last year.
- Jimmy Smith, CB
Jimmy has produced a quality season, even without securing an interception in 2016. He is one of the best tackling corners in the league and has effectively limited his receiver assignments all season long. Another player who is probably behind some corners who are bigger ballhawks, especially since Smith missed two and a half games with injury, his rebound from a poor 2015 season is cause for optimism.