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Ravens training camp winners & losers: 7/20/18

NFL Combine - Day 5 Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

A solid practice today produced multiple winners and only a couple losers. With the extended training camp, the Ravens are rotating veteran’s off the field this week. This allows the younger players to receive more snaps and battle it out for the starting competition. As Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic mentions, the veteran receivers are also leaving the field to practice with Joe Flacco on another field, allowing the starting unit to build up chemistry and camaraderie while the younger players establish their mark on the roster with Lamar Jackson, Robert Griffin III and Josh Woodrum. A great utilization of practice here as they’re getting important reps with every player on the roster.

Player of the Day: Anthony Averett

I have #28 underlined on my notepad six times today. He produced three pass break-ups and one ‘sack’ while only allowing two catches for less than ten yards. On one catch, he was standing in front of the receiver on a short route, which I believe wouldn’t have been completed in a hitting situation. The second reception was made by rookie wide receiver Jordan Lasley after an extended play-time. The rookie corner from Alabama looks ready for the pads to come on.


Janarion Grant — This was a tough one to decide on for Player of the Day due to Grant’s impressive practice. As I mentioned Averett with his six highlighting plays, Grant produced four catches on four targets. Most were short receptions, but he consistently found gaps or made moves on the field. I believe he’s also in the competition for the return spot.

Stanley Jean-Baptiste — One of the big plays of the day was a battle between the corner and Lasley. A deep throw landed in the arms of both the corner and receiver. For seven yards they were muscling against one another when the ball popped out from both their arms; Jean-Baptiste jumped and plucked the ball from the air, resulting in an interception.

Patrick Onwuasor/Matt Judon — Lamar Jackson produced solid play most of the afternoon, but on this particular play ‘Peanut’ leaped up and caught the ball with his fingertips. The pigskin flew up and Judon secured the football for the interception. Plays like this keep the others at bay in the competition to play beside C.J. Mosley.

Tim White — Twice today, White hauled in deep passes. Once against Jackson Porter, but the second 30-yard plus reception occurred against Tavon Young. Unless he flops in the pre-season, expect Tim to land on the final 53-man roster.

DeVier Posey — During a two-minute drill, a deep ball down the sideline was slightly overthrown. Posey dove and was parallel to the earth as he came down with the ball. The pass was complete and the refs confirmed the reception as the chains sprinted down the sideline for the new set of downs. A few plays later, Jaleel Scott caught a red-zone touchdown.


* The term loser means a bad practice. Everybody has a day in which they make a mistake. This is training camp, where mistakes are supposed to happen.

Tavon Young — Not a bad practice, but the big reception allowed to Tim White coupled with the impressive practice by Anthony pushed the returning cornerback into the loser column today.

Josh Woodrum — The quarterback suffered from some bad throws late into the practice. He overthrew a tight end, underthrew the next pass and Brent Urban had a pass swat off the edge a series later.

Jordan Lasley — He fought hard, but the interception vs. Jean-Baptiste hurt. He wasn’t happy with the result of the play. Later on, he also failed to secure a pass which was near his knees. The positive, though, is he was the only player to catch a pass against Averett.