Another day without the pads, so there’s not much to report on for the offensive line, defensive line or the running backs.
Player of the day: TE Mark Andrews
Stepping onto the field and hauling in five catches is a way to let people know you’re back in action. Mark ran sharp routes and made some tough catches, and Harbaugh mentioned him after practice.
“He showed a little knack for route running today,” Harbaugh said. “Which is kind of what we thought we drafted.”
It was tough not placing Jaelon Acklin as the Player of the Day. He made multiple big-time catches demonstrating he’s capable of adjusting in mid-air. This is one of the times the Ravens are finally deep at wide receiver and a talented player such as himself won’t have a bigger chance to land on the roster. I suspect if he doesn’t crack through with the Ravens he’ll be landing on a practice squad or a final 53 somewhere else.
Chris Moore continues to make catches all over the field. He is sharp in routes, strong at the point of attack and makes far more catches than expected due to his size in contested areas. No quit in this man. He also scored a one-handed touchdown against Brandon Carr in one-on-one red-zone drills.
During one-on-one red-zone drills, Jordan Lasley made a tough grab against Marlon Humphrey. The cornerback’s arm was in-between Lasley’s and he fought through the defensive play, securing the ball and stepping out of bounds. Remember, earlier in camp the same thing occurred against Stanley Jean-Baptiste and it turned into an interception. Great work by the receiver.
Fans are still waiting to witness the new offense, but they’re looking great in camp. The hype around John Brown and Michael Crabtree is warranted, but many forget Willie Snead IV is making plays daily. The three receiver sets will be exciting this season.
Hayden Hurst produced an up-and-down practice. He caught a great catch over the middle, but he also lined up and made a couple mental mistakes as the morning wore on. He spoke at the podium about needing to learn both tight end positions before he is comfortable playing faster.
Jaleel Scott bobbled another pass in catching drills and was on the wrong end of a Robert Griffin III frustration. After the incomplete pass, Griffin III was yelling for him to run a different route on the play. Earlier though, he scored a red-zone drill one-on-one against Carr.
Today was a first as Joe Flacco overthrew John Brown on a deep pass down the sideline. I didn’t know it was possible to overthrow Brown due to his blazing speed.
Another day, another Tavon Young interception. The slot-cornerback bullied Janarion Grant in one-on-one drills, pushing him aside, jumping the route before Grant and trotting away with the stolen football.
With Patrick Onwuasor out, Kenny Young feasted on the first-team reps. The speed and instincts with Kenny are shining through. He has a real shot of taking over the starting linebacker position beside C.J. Mosley.
It’s looking more like Willie Henry is starting beside Brandon Williams over Michael Pierce. He worked frequently with the starters today.
A tough day for Brandon Carr, allowing a couple big plays and two touchdowns in red-zone drills. Both Jaleel Scott and John Brown scored against the veteran cornerback.