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Week 14 Rookie Report: Same stuff, different game

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We’re back with the rookie report, after a crazy past few weeks things seem to finally be returning back to “normal” in the Ravens schedule with hopefully few surprises left. Baltimore took on Cleveland in a Monday night thriller and just barely came out on top.

With the normal schedule seemingly back in place, we can go back to the full routine and part of that is taking a hard look at the Ravens 2020 draft class and seeing how they’re shaping up. We got a relatively short one today as unfortunately the standout rookie performances during this game were few, but let’s jump into it.


Patrick Queen

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Queen had a pretty good game, all things considered. Queen’s eight total tackles were more than anyone on the Browns roster. He has shown to be very steady throughout his rookie season, having very few bad games and becoming an important, valuable piece right away to this defense. Queen has been slowly but surely improving in small ways seemingly every game, and now he’s most likely at the point where there’s not a whole lot of growing for him left to do this season.

At this point, Queen likely is who he is until next season when he’s had a full offseason to rest and train and get ready. Queen is still deserving of the starting spot at inside linebacker, and he’s shown a keen ability to get where he needs to be and make the tackle. He’s also shown to be a good for a big play or two here and there.


J.K. Dobbins

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Dobbins received the most snaps out of all the Baltimore running backs and rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens have clearly begun using the tandem of Dobbins and Gus Edwards to increasing amounts of success. While Dobbins has had a few bad games in this season, it’s still clear that Harbaugh and the coaching staff value him highly and have been using him to greater success as the season goes along.

Dobbins has been a very good player for Baltimore most of the season and has finally begun to see a high usage rate over the past several weeks. This game was not his best, but it was certainly not his worst. If he can continue to provide stability in the backfield along with Edwards, things are looking up for the rest of the season.