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Pro Football Focus had their eyes on last night’s exhibition against the Rams and found some exciting stats to share with the readers of Baltimore Beatdown!

Offense

Rookie tackle Orlando Brown looked the part again, allowing no pressures on 35 pass blocking snaps. The Ravens’ starting offensive line as a unit was solid, giving up only three hurries on the two drives they played together.

This is Zeus Jr.’s second-straight pre-season game delivering impressive results. Against the Bears he and Jermaine Eluemunor allowed only a single pressure each on 48 pass-blocking snaps, meaning he’s allowed only one pressure on 83 pass-blocking snaps. His fall to the third round is paying dividends with the Ravens now.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman bounced back from a shaky Hall of Fame game performance with a strong outing against the Rams. His 3.46 yards per route run ranked 10th among all WRs in the Thursday night games.

The 2013 first-round pick desperately needed to get back on the board after the ugly drop-turned-interception against the Bears in the Hall of Fame Game. He caught two passes on the run and capped the night off with a deep touchdown grab in the fourth quarter. Now for Breshad to continue his play against the second-string defenders against the Colts on August 20.

Defense

Ravens edge defender Kamalei Correa failed to match his star Hall of Fame game performance, managing just one tackle on his 27 defensive snaps.

He needed an encore performance to be in the conversation of the final 53-man roster, but with his quiet night and Tim Williams rocking it won’t be easy. There are still three more pre-season games left, though.

The starting edge rusher duo of Terrell Suggs and Matt Judon each tallied a sack and a defensive stop on their nine snaps.

Yes, in nine snaps both starting outside linebackers notched both a sack and a stop. Judon’s development from impressive D-II prospect to explosive edge-rusher has been one of the most fun progressions to watch these past few years.

Fourth round pick Anthony Averett led the Ravens cornerbacks with 39 defensive snaps. He held his own under the high workload, allowing only two-of-six targets to be completed for 11 yards, and added a pass defense too.

It’s no longer just me touting the rookie cornerbacks play in practice, but he’s replicating the skill in games and PFF is talking about him. If only the players above him on the depth chart weren’t also so darn talented, we could see more of him in the regular season.