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Ravens News 8/21: Joint practice recap, wrong about Lamar and more

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Practice Report 8/20: Ravens Defense Measures Up vs. Philly’s Offense - Clifton Brown

The Ravens’ starting defense won Tuesday’s seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 battles against Wentz. Cornerback Jimmy Smith, back on the field after some time sidelined, was strong on the other side of Humphrey.

The Ravens’ offense did its best work early in practice during seven-on-seven drills. Miles Boykin, Chris Moore, Mark Andrews, and Hayden Hurst all made nice receptions.

Players who didn’t practice for the Ravens were wide receivers Marquise Brown and Seth Roberts; offensive linemen Marshal Yanda, Ronnie Stanley, Jermaine Eluemunor, Randin Crecelius and Greg Senat; cornerbacks Young and Iman Marshall; linebackers Chris Board and Otaro Alaka; and defensive tackle Gerald Willis.

Eagles vs. Ravens joint practice recap, 5 takeaways: Timmy Jernigan sets the tone against former team, Vinny Curry makes highlight play | Day 2 - Mike Kaye

After having a strong first day against the Ravens, Jernigan carried over his momentum to the second practice session. On the first play of 11-on-11 drills, Jernigan blew through the Ravens’ offensive line, smashing into the backfield with force. He quickly corralled Ravens running back Justice Hill and threw him to the ground.

Ravens quarterback Trace McSorley was having a strong day before the final period of 11-on-11 drills. That said, that last series was an absolute disaster.

On back-to-back reps, McSorley was picked off by safety Tre Sullivan and cornerback Ajene Harris. Prior to those picks, cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon hauled in a diving interception.

Offensive Line Evaluation Night - Ken McKusick

Mekari: Patrick entered at LG for the 3rd series, had 21 of his 37 snaps there, and finished with 16 snaps at C.

Scoring: 37 plays, 31 blocks, 5 missed, 1 penetration, 29 points (.78 per play). That’s a C- at the weighted combination of center and guard.

Bozeman: Bradley was very outstanding both at C (21 snaps) and RG (16).

Scoring: 37 plays, 34 blocks, 3 missed, 34 points (.92 per play). That’s at the bottom of the A range as weighted for position and without adjustment.

You Are Wrong About Lamar Jackson - Warren Sharp

There have been only eleven quarterbacks in NFL history to attempt at least 150 passes when they were 21-years old or younger.

Lamar Jackson was one of eleven.

Where did he rank in passer rating?

Number one of eleven.

He also ranked number two in adjusted yards per attempt and number two in completion rate.

The list includes Matthew Stafford, Alex Smith, Jameis Winston, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, and Drew Bledsoe, among others.

As a passer, the 21-year old rookie Jackson out-performed the 23-year old rookie Joe Flacco.

So, Jackson produced the best passing stats of any 21-year old rookie. And Jackson was better than Joe Flacco as a rookie or as a modern-day vet.

Of 45 first-round quarterbacks drafted since Peyton Manning with at least 150 attempts their rookie season, Lamar Jackson posted a HIGHER YPA and a BETTER PASSER RATING in his rookie season than these QBs drafted above him over the last several years:

Andrew Luck (1st overall)

Jared Goff (1st overall)

Sam Bradford (1st overall)

Carson Palmer (1st overall)

Peyton Manning (1st overall)

Carson Wentz (2nd overall)

Mitchell Trubisky (2nd overall)

Sam Darnold (3rd overall)

Just to name a few.