Every year, Pro Football Focus releases their All-Pro team for the first eight weeks of the season. They did so on Tuesday and this time around, there are three Ravens players on the docket: Ronnie Stanley, Marcus Peters and Justin Tucker.
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Stanley, 25, is in the midst of the best season of his career thus far. Tasked with matching up against some of the league’s premier pass-rushers like Myles Garrett, Frank Clark and Jadeveon Clowney, Stanley has more than held his own, although Clowney did beat him a few times in Week 7. Other than that, Stanley has been near-perfect.
The Notre Dame product is the highest-graded left tackle in the league this year in terms of pass protection. This has always been a strength in his game, but Stanley has taken his performance to another level this season. He’s allowed just four pressures in 259 passing snaps, a very impressive number - especially considering the competition he’s faced.
Peters has only played one game for the Ravens this far but it was a quite a debut performance. On top of that, he’s put together a very strong body of work overall this season. In 265 coverage snaps this year, Peters has allowed just 11 receptions - which is the fewest rate of any starting cornerback in the league.
In addition, Peters has continued to display his knack for creating turnovers. Peters already has three interceptions this season, two of which he’s returned for touchdowns. Peters’ PFF grade through eight weeks of play is 82.3.
Finally, there’s Justin Tucker. The fact that he’s on PFF’s midseason All-Pro team should come as a surprise to nobody. Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, is once again having a terrific campaign.
Tucker is 20/20 on field goal attempts and virtually lifted the Ravens to a victory over the Steelers by himself in Week 5. With the game hanging in the balance, Tucker connected on back-to-back field goals of 48 and 46 yards late in the fourth quarter and in overtime. The first one tied the game, the second one gave Baltimore the victory.
He’s also converted 100% of his extra point attempts this year (16/16), proving once again to be the league’s most dangerous weapon at the position.
Outside of these three players, there were no other Ravens players on the list nor were there any honorable mentions. Do you think anyone was snubbed?