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Ravens vs. Dolphins final: MVP, stock-up & stock-down

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Well, what do you know? The Ravens, per usual, beat down the Dolphins. Lamar Jackson added film to his preseason highlights and the defense forced more turnovers.

MVP: Lamar Jackson

The rookie whupped up on the Dolphins, scoring both a rushing and passing touchdown.

Lamar Jackson final stats: 7/10, 98-yards, TD, 3 rushes, 39 yards, RTD

The ceiling for Jackson is incredibly high. I can’t wait to watch this kids’ career unfold.

Stock-up

Tim Williams — I’ve wrote about him every preseason game this year. He’s ready to contribute.

Stanley Jean-Baptiste — Hard to make final roster cuts and keep him off the final 53. He’s come on strong this preseason and with Jimmy Smith’s four-game suspension I expect Stanley to stay on the team this year.

Patrick Onwuasor — He is fighting with everything he has to stay the starting linebacker. In limited snaps tonight, Peanut sacked the quarterback.

Kenny Young — Just as Patrick is fighting, Young is responding. He also tallied a sack in this game and played well in coverage.

Anthony Averett — Another endzone pass breakup for the rookie cornerback out of Alabama. The depth for the Ravens at corner is thrilling.

Chuck Clark — He did suffer a broken tackle, but the interception and his coverage has more than made up for it. He’s looking great as a rotational player with room to develop.

Janarion Grant — He’s looking more like the Ravens starting return man. He’s looked more explosive than Tim White.

Tim White — Though he’s taken a back seat to Grant in the return game, he shined in the receiving game with three catches for 70 yards.

De’Lance Turner — A 65-yard touchdown run catches the eyes of not only your team, but clubs around the league.

Kaare Vedvik — A 58-yard punt, a 24-yard field goal and 2-2 on PAT’s. He’s kicking and punting very well.

Stock-down

Tony Jefferson — I didn’t see positive play from Tony this game. They ran cover zero, a blitz where it is 1-on-1 across the board, and for some reason TJ is playing off-coverage. It was a short-yardage passing situation with the tight end split out wide and I don’t get the purpose of him being off the line of scrimmage. Maybe it’s the play call and not on Jefferson, but it did give Mike Gesicki his first preseason catch and a Dolphins first down.

Jaleel Scott — Not impressed with the rookie. He hasn’t demonstrated much in camp besides being a big receiver.

Jordan Lasley — Both White and Grant are out-playing these rookies.

Breshad Perriman — Nothing flashed on tape. Just two catches for 13 yards.

Second-string offensive line — Bad blocks. Bad blocks everywhere. Yes, Turner broke off a 65-yard touchdown run with some great blocking, but he only added another 10-yards with the other four carries. Also, look at the rushing totals for the following, Kenneth Dixon (5 rush, 2-yds), Gus Edwards (16 rush, 38-yds). One play can’t make up for the poor performance for the rest of the night.

Robert Griffin III — A rough night for the backup quarterback as he was stuck with the second-string offensive line against the strength of Cameron Wake and Quinn. He couldn’t get any rhythm going and as a result I don’t believe he’ll be a trade asset.