In a game filled with first-half excitement and the beginning of an Eagles comeback before a lightning delay arrived, there’s a few names to mention on this preseason edition of Barber’s infamous stock report.
MVP Trace McSorley
Unbelievable performance by Trace tonight
Never flinched as he produced throw after throw
Impressive effort both through the air and ground as he notched touchdowns
The backup really proved he’s deserving of a roster spot
All in all, a great effort
Superstar showing by McSorley
In all seriousness, McSorley truly proved his value and earned a spot on the 53-man roster due August 31. He’s a stud in the making. After I gave head-scratched the pick back in April, I’m happy to see him on the roster.
Statline: 19/28, 67.9 COMP%, 203 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTS, 1 Rush TD
Brandon Carr — He wasn’t out there for long but the veteran cornerback demonstrated he may be the best man for the slot cornerback gig come the regular season.
Tyus Bowser — I saw a hard-working linebacker tonight who would’ve easily caused more pressure had he not been impeded with holds.
Tim Williams — Not to be outdone by his peer, Williams supplied the same if not more pressure tonight. I was impressed with both of these men.
Miles Boykin — He still had a drop but his 44-yard catch was a thing of beauty. He made a man miss and careened into Rodney McLeod to finish the play with physicality.
Jaleel Scott — Some great hands and footwork demonstrated by Scott notches him a touchdown from McSorley. He certainly wants to be a Raven and his play is showing it.
Patrick Ricard — What a beast. With Brandon Williams out, Ricard got the nod to start beside Pierce. That’s a damn good sign.
Marquise Brown — The first-round rookie saw his first live action and immediately saw the football on a seven-yard catch. In all, he caught all three passes his way for 17 yards.
DeShon Elliott — Though perfect tackling got him flagged on the field, Baltimore Beatdown and the entire Ravens Nation loved his play tonight. An absolute unit as he streaked across the field for some big hits.
Kenny Young — Great read in the open field when the coverage smothered anything intermediate. The pass was to the safety valve and Young made the tackle to stop the Eagles on third down.
Michael Floyd — The veteran reeled in a great catch from McSorley.
Maurice Canady — I don’t see him making the roster. He’s just not making the plays and finds himself getting picked on time and time again.
Shane Ray — I didn’t see much out of him tonight and the cancelled game ended any chance of redeeming his effort early in the game.
De’Lance Turner — Wasn’t impressed with him tonight. His stats show six attempts for 24 yards but half of those were on a single carry.
Seth Roberts — He’s currently injured and Floyd may press him for the veteran spot. That’s a big maybe, of course, but I’m still going to mention this.