The Week 4 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football Team saw the Ravens earn a decisive victory in a game that actually looked mostly even save for the actual score. The two teams were very close in yards, time of possession, and even third down conversion rate.
The sad part was Washington rookie and 2020 second overall pick Chase Young did not play in the game due to injury. Young had been having a strong rookie season so far and not getting to see him was unfortunate. Baltimore's rookies had some varying degrees of success as well. We’re here to take stock of those rookies after a full quarter of their first season in the NFL has been completed.
Queen had one of his best games of the season this week, racking up 12 total tackles (the most on the team), and three tackles for loss. He has shaped up so far to be dominate at defending the run, currently sitting with the most tackles (33) and tackles for loss (4) on the team. Queen has been an incredibly consistent and reliable tackler so far in his rookie season, only missing less that 6% of his tackles, which is one of the lowest marks on the team.
Despite seeing the second most snaps (21) of the all the running backs on the team, Dobbins had a somewhat forgettable game. He only had five rushing attempts for 16 yards, one of which was for 14, and only caught one pass for one yard. Dobbins has proven that he’s the most dangerous receiving back on the team, however Greg Roman has been hesitant to give very many rushing attempts.
Tyre was on the field for 88% of this games snaps. You could certainly equate that to his lackluster run blocking so far this season and in this game as well. Tyre has certainly shown he is a capable pass blocker, but his run blocking has left a lot to be desired. Still, there is a lot of optimism when it comes to this young lineman, and there will certainly be many more reps for him in the run game to get his rhythm in that part of the offense.