Under the lights and standing over the new grass field, a few players had make or break nights. It’s only their third day in pads, but depth players are still gunning for a job on the 53 man hire.
Bad night players:
Lorenzo Taliaferro & Trent Richardson - These two are getting crushed by the performances of Terrance West. They both need reps to prove they are worthy of a job, and after tonight their door is all but closed. Terrance on every play rushed farther and harder than any other back on the field. As I mentioned earlier tonight, not only is West receiving a job with Baltimore, he may be winning the starting gig. He looks great, and clearly demonstrates the tools necessary to be a lead back for Baltimore.
Keenan Reynolds - While the lights shined bright on M&T Bank Stadium, the future dims for the QB turned WR/PR/KR. During receiving drills Keenan dropped multiple passes, and could not get separation from Tavon Young’s defense. Tavon swatted two passes away, while being glued to Reynolds hip. He looks fine during the KR/PR aspect, but he can’t crack the roster over Michael Campanaro or Kaelin Clay with the lack of receiving skills.
Stars of the night:
Terrance West - This man is putting in the work to become a starting tailback. He consistently producing big gains on the ground and taking passes for first downs. His training camp has been better than Justin Forsett’s or Javorius Allen’s.
Ben Watson / Joe Flacco - Multiple times Joe Flacco targeted the tight end, and every single time they went for a first down. Ben is a locomotive, slow start but now he’s steamrolling. Joe is dropping dimes on the field, and threading passes into the breadbasket.
Chris Matthews - Another strong night for the tall receiver. His catch radius belittles the defensive backs coverage. Only catches he did not hang on to was very hard catches in traffic. He did however snare a pass across the middle and undoubtedly breaks free for the endzone had they not been playing touch football.
Honorable mentions: Tavon Young, Matt Elam, Michael Campanaro
This team is getting better every day, and the Ravens will be producing a lot of talent. Not only will they be deep in talent across their 53 man squad, but multiple players that are cut will be picked up for other teams.