It’s over. It’s finally over. The 2019 preseason for the Baltimore Ravens has ended, and with it, come multiple ups and downs.
MVP: Jaleel Scott
Targeted 10 times and finished with six receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown leave the best argument Scott could give heading into roster cuts. I strongly believe he earned a spot on the 53-man roster.
Trace McSorley — The rookie quarterback ended on a high note, going 15 of 27 for 171 yards and a touchdown. Does anybody believe he’s not worth a roster spot?
Kenneth Dixon — Bias aside, Dixon still produced 13 carries for 66 yards, which is good for 5.1 yards per carry. We’ll see what Eric DeCosta thinks soon enough.
Otaro Alaka — A team-high five tackles on the afternoon keeps the UDFA linebacker in the conversation. Will his defensive capabilities be enough?
Brynden Trawick — A fourth-quarter interception on 3rd & 19 isn’t spectacular. That being said, it’s still a takeaway, even if it was thrown right at you.
Charles Scarff — A solid tight end worth a practice squad spot for the Ravens or elsewhere. I like his play both in the blocking and receiving game.
De’Lance Turner — Another player to leave the field with their head hung high. He found the edge for a 22-yard gain and received the most reps at tailback with 18 carries for 62 yards (3.4 YPC) and a touchdown. Certainly a practice-squad player after his 4th-&-1 goal line rush which moved the chains.
Patrick Mekari — The Ravens coaching staffed played him in three different positions tonight. The Jermaine Eluemunor trade probably means he’s making the roster.
Elliott Fry — Went 2/2 on field goals, including a 48-yarder. Fairly confident he will earn a tryout somewhere.
Donald Payne — After the defense forced a three-and-out with 2:28 remaining in the game, Payne blocked a punt to put the offense back in the redzone. Perfect way to end your preseason.
Shane Ray — Good pressures by Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser seal the deal for their roster spots and push Ray out of Baltimore. He didn’t play well tonight, either.
Gerald Willis — I didn’t see or hear anything from him.
Zach Sieler — While Patrick Ricard scooped and scored (which was later ruled a ball down by contact), Sieler didn’t make the splash plays necessary to stick around. He’ll make a practice squad, for sure.