The fans were ready and excited for today’s practice as WR Marquise Brown walked out in full gear for his debut NFL practice. He did not participate in team drills but fans got a taste of just how fast the rookie wide receiver can be. During the post-practice presser, CB Marlon Humphrey commented on Hollywood’s speed.
Marlon Humphrey said he spoke to the guy who does the GPS tracking and he told him that Marquise Brown clocked 21 mph on a rehab run: "I just ran 20 miles per hour the other day and I was running full speed. I was a little hurt when he told me that."— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) July 31, 2019
Player of the practice: Earl Thomas III
Scrimmage was an exciting bout with back-and-forth battles, but Thomas made his mark on the day with a 65-yard interception which he took to the end zone. Humphrey commented at the podium, saying he thought Thomas was a wide receiver because he caught the ball so in stride.
WR Hollywood Brown - He’s healthy, the team is letting him participate at his own pace and he’s already clocking in at 21 miles per hour. I can’t imagine what his top speed will be when Lamar Jackson delivers him a pass in stride and outruns a safety’s angle.
OL Orlando Brown Jr. - After spending the first few practices on the second-team offensive line, Zeus Jr. received reps with the starters. He’s been in the doghouse after missing the first practice due to a failed conditioning test.
OL Jermaine Eluemunor - Another player who received starting reps after failing his conditioning test and missing day one of training camp.
OL Ben Powers - He is still seeing a lot of reps at left guard. Both he and Eluemunor are vying for the starting position.
LB Chris Board - He’s still with the starting unit. Also, he found a gap during a linebacker blitz which gave him a free shot at QB Trace McSorley, resulting in a 15-yard sack.
RB Mark ingram II - During scrimmage, Ingram read the incoming cornerback blitz and protected Jackson the right side. He had a good couple of carries, too.
RB Justice Hill - Good cuts, which resulted in a couple big gains up the middle. He also had a good catch and run, which was a rep I referenced on a Twitter with Jaleel Scott seeing the play develop and become a lead blocker for Hill.
Jaleel Scott saw the pass was going to Justice Hill in the flat and instantly turned his head forward to find the nearest blocker.— Kyle P. Barber (@BB_KylePBarber) July 31, 2019
Sometimes, it’s the small things.
WR Seth Roberts - The first scrimmage session featured Roberts with a good catch along the sideline as Jackson found him with a collapsing pocket. Two defenders were in the vicinity.
OL Darrell Williams - He’s had a few tough practices but today he helped blow open a gap for a 15-yard gain by Hill. I couldn’t make out who the defender was because Williams put their back on the grass.
OLB Pernell McPhee - I haven’t seen him give up many reps as the starter opposite Matt Judon. He’s a veteran and I’ve seen good things out of him thus far.
WR Jordan Lasley - Cut and gone. I had his play yesterday as a stock up. Apparently, the Ravens did not.
OL Bradley Bozeman - When I asked head coach John Harbaugh about the competition at right tackle, he responded by discussing both the right tackle and left guard competitions. He then said center isn’t as much of a competition for the starting role.
“It’s a battle [at right tackle], and it’s a battle at left guard,” Harbaugh said. “I’d say less of a battle at center but [Bradley] Bozeman thinks it’s a battle so maybe he’ll make it a battle. We’ll see what happens.”
A moment of candor from Harbaugh shedding light that Bozeman isn’t quite there yet for a starting role.
Not the exciting one-on-one battles we witnessed on Monday but there’s still Hollywood flying down the sideline.
Miles Boykin with the speed pic.twitter.com/w4wG9Wp8yZ— Kyle P. Barber (@BB_KylePBarber) July 31, 2019