Home » NFL News » NFL Week 3 Practice Squad Power Rankings 2022: What Ravens can do to boost uncharacteristically porous defense

NFL Week 3 Practice Squad Power Rankings 2022: What Ravens can do to boost uncharacteristically porous defense

The Ravens’ injury luck has been that they’ve had none over the past few years. Heck, even the mascot tore a knee ligament before the season. Despite that, it still feels weird to see Baltimore’s defense get exposed. 

Check this: from 2008 to 2020, the Ravens fielded a top-10 defense in Football Outsiders’ defensive DVOA in all but two seasons. Insane consistency! Then last year, they had their lowest defensive DVOA finish in the John Harbaugh era (which started in 2008) at 29th. Through two games this season, they’re 21st, and the Dolphins just dropped 547 yards on them while becoming the first team in 711 attempts (!) to win after trailing by 21 points in the fourth quarter. The Ravens not possessing a stingy defense is baffling. The Ravens and a sturdy defense go together, like crab cakes and football in Maryland. 

And, yes, much of it has to do with some of their stars still fighting their way back from injury and having a new, first-time NFL defensive coordinator calling the shots. But Baltimore is currently not in a position to scoff at any ideas as to how the secondary can become significantly less leaky. 

Which is why I’m suggesting a call-up for second-year pro Ar’Darius Washington. Man, let me tell you, in 2019 at TCU, he looked like the next coming of Tyrann Mathieu with 46 tackles, five interceptions and a pair of pass breakups on that Horned Frogs defense. However, it was his safety running mate, Trevon Moehrig, who went in the second round in 2021, and a disappointing final season in Fort Worth was coupled with a bummer of a 40 time at his pro day (4.62) which plummeted Washington to the undrafted ranks. 

The always-savvy Ravens snagged him instantly after the draft. He hardly played as a rookie — only seven snaps — after two pass breakups in the 2021 preseason. He defended another pass this past August. Washington is a small but sudden playmaker with outstanding…


Source link : https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-week-3-practice-squad-power-rankings-2022-what-ravens-can-do-to-boost-uncharacteristically-porous-defense/

Author : Chris Trapasso

Publish date : 2022-09-23 12:18:15

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

nfl-news.org : NFL Week 3 Practice Squad Power Rankings 2022: What Ravens can do to boost uncharacteristically porous defense https://www.2art.org   https://www.les-maillots-de-bain.fr   https://www.follement-bijoux.com/   https://dedalusweb.fr   https://www.misterdrone.fr  
--
Timberland Graydon Knit Oxford, Chaussures Homme *  Novocure to Participate in the 39th Annual JP Morgan Virtual Healthcare Conference *  A *  Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC – Bethlehem Steel Asbestos Seminar – WKBW *  Toamen Fusée Mascara Femmes Puissant Imperméable Long Curling Extension des Cils Maquillage Durable (A) *  * arena Herren Badehose Boxer Berryn Short de Bain Homme *  Coupe du monde de rugby 2023 : Le Chili réalise l’exploit et se qualifie pour son premier Mondial *  https://www.espacebeauxarts.com   https://le-bon-ski.fr   https://news-tr.com   https://www.relink.biz/   https://lepicerie-bleue.com   https://n6d.info   https://www.v46.org/   https://lacavernedujouet.com   NFL Week 3 Practice Squad Power Rankings 2022: What Ravens can do to boost uncharacteristically porous defense - nfl-news.org