Though the second preseason game is only hours away, a quick look back to preseason week one shows the Ravens with multiple highly rated players in the AFC North.
James Hurst faces an uphill battle to hold onto his starting job at right tackle, but gave a good account for himself against Washington pic.twitter.com/LaG9T9A9p2— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 17, 2017
Yes, you’re reading this right. James Hurst was the highest rated tackle in the AFC North last week, against Washington. The bigger test is tonight, facing Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake.
Also of note, with the limited snaps, Ronnie Stanley balled out.
In the cornerback department, two Ravens also arrived on the ratings.
The highest graded cornerbacks in the AFC North from the opening week of preseason pic.twitter.com/xEFgIpgWQC— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 17, 2017
The star UDFA Jaylen Hill placed fourth, and the newly signed Trevin Wade proving he can run with more than second- and third- string prospects.
Unfortunately, the best rated Raven wide receiver underwent season-ending surgery, Tim White tore a ligament in his hand.
The top graded wide receivers in the AFC North in the opening preseason games pic.twitter.com/E2Q4UaNqm6— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 16, 2017
The praise for Josh Woodrum will only rise after seeing this chart.
Only one AFC North quarterback produced a grade of 80.0 or higher this past week— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 16, 2017
Disappointing edge group, as Bowser ranks fourth in the AFC North. He wasn’t utilized in the pass-rush often though, instead he played outstanding coverage with impressive open-field tackling.
The top graded edge defenders in the AFC North through their first preseason games pic.twitter.com/HCOyswc0IE— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 16, 2017
No Raven ranked top four in the division for runningbacks. Slightly disappointing, as Baltimore stressed running-the-rock in their first game.