Ravens report card: Ravens vs Jaguars preseason week one
The Baltimore Ravens opened up the preseason beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 29 to 0. The Ravens dominated the game on all levels all game. Every unit from top to bottom played well.
Quarterbacks: Lamar Jackson started for the Ravens and went four for six with a touchdown and 59 yards. Jackson did not run, which I think is good. Jackson does not need to take unnecessary hits in the preseason.
Trace McSorley got his first NFL action and played a majority of the game for the Ravens. Numbers aside McSorley played well. McSorley completed 9 out of 22 passes for 89 yards and threw an interception. The interception was on a very well covered ball. McSorley also added 16 yards on the ground.
Joe Callahan saw a little action and completed three out of four of his passes.
Running backs: Justice Hill saw the most action at running back with 10 carries for 33 yards, nothing too impressive. De’Lance Turner continues to impress since last season, he had a 21 yard run. Gus Edwards was stuffed for only 2 yards per carry. Kenneth Dixon had a strong game on four rushes.
No big mistakes and nothing great to talk about. Besides Hill most of the running backs only had a few carries so it is hard to gauge. Grade B
Receivers: Miles Boykin had to rough start to the game but finished strong, Boykin had four receptions for 39 yards. I really like Boykin, he is a strong wide receiver. The play that impressed me the most from Boykin will not be on the stat sheet. Boykin had a touchdown reception called back from a penalty. The play showed the strong hands Boykin has.
Willie Snead had the early touchdown from Jackson, Snead will have another good year for the Ravens.
Offensive line: This unit only allowed one sack in the entire game. Considering backup lineman played a majority of the game that is even more impressive. Grade A+
Defensive line: Question marks about the Ravens pass rush losing Terrell Suggs are starting to get answered. The Ravens had four sacks and pressured Jacksonville’s quarterbacks the entire game. The Ravens only allowed 68 rushing yards all game. Grade A+
Linebackers: Kenny Young had a monster sack that blew up social media. This unit despite losing C.J. Mosley will again be a strength of the Ravens. Grade A
Secondary: The Ravens had two interceptions and only allowed 44 passing yards all game. Cyrus Jones had a pick six. Bennet Jackson also had an interception. This unit did not even play many starters. This unit is stacked. Grade A
Special teams: Kaare Vedvik was perfect on kicks going knocking four field goals including a 55 yarder. Justin Tucker had a 52 yard field goal. Vedvik was also strong on punts. Grade A++
Coaching Staff: The Ravens got out of their first preseason game with no injuries and a win. This staff did a great job preparing all units for the Ravens. John Harbaugh has won 14 straight preseason games. Grade A