NFL Division Power Rankings: NFC North stands above the rest - Gregg Rosenthal
Like the NFC North, it’s hard to find a team truly lagging in talent here. The Ravens are undergoing their most dramatic transformation on both sides of the ball in more than a decade, but they have the organizational culture to survive it with flair. The Steelers and Browns could have the two most talented rosters in the entire conference, even if they have vastly different track records over the last decade. The Bengals don’t dazzle with defensive firepower, yet new coach Zac Taylor inherits a roster without many clear weaknesses. Coming out of this division with a playoff bye is going to be difficult because of its depth.
Jaleel Scott Looking Like a Playmaker at Wide Receiver - Clifton Brown
“I think I had a great practice to end minicamp, and now I’m going to get ready for the start of training camp,” Scott said. “I want to show people I can be a deep threat, that I can make big plays and do things in the red zone, help us score points. That’s my goal.”
That’s 13 wide receivers, with the Ravens expected to keep just six wide receivers, seven at most, on the 53-man roster. But Scott isn’t worrying about numbers. He’s simply making plays.
It started during OTAs, when he made two touchdown catches during one practice session that caught the eye of Head Coach John Harbaugh. In Thursday’s final minicamp practice, Scott hauled in a jump ball touchdown, then another tough touchdown catch despite traffic.
Veterans who could be cut by each of the NFL’s 32 teams - Jamison Hensley
The 2016 fourth-round pick has shown flashes, averaging 4.8 yards per carry on 148 carries, but Dixon will have to make a strong push to find a spot in a crowded Ravens backfield. Baltimore signed Mark Ingram II in free agency and drafted Justice Hill. The biggest problem with Dixon has been dependability. Injuries and multiple suspensions have forced him to miss 30 games in three seasons.
8. Baltimore Ravens
This is another team that gets major points for its willingness to mix and match jersey and pants combinations for multiple looks, all of which look amazing paired with the Ravens’ all-black helmet.
One could argue Baltimore’s number font is a little outdated, but that’s the only issue we have with these uniforms. It certainly helps that the Ravens have such a great color scheme, and they’re smart to keep the gold restricted to complimentary lining.