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Out to Lunch- Zay Flowers Has a Development Spurt?

Out to Lunch- Zay Flowers Has a Development Spurt?


Ravens minicamp is now formally over, and simply as there will probably be in Coaching Camp, there have been each sturdy and poor performances.  These impressions don’t at all times translate to success within the Common Season, however notably for younger gamers, it’s a sign of the type of present they’ll placed on by way of the rest of the preseason.

In response to Clifton Brown, there are ten guys who stood out over the previous couple of weeks:

I’ve written about many of those names over the previous couple of weeks, however one I hadn’t but seen is Charlie Kolar. The previous Iowa State TE had his rookie season marred by accidents, however followers overlook he was chosen earlier than fan-favorite Isaiah Possible within the 2022 NFL Draft.

Baltimore’s offense is already going to be dynamic, but when Kolar turns into Nick Boyle with extra pass-catching capacity, look out.

Throw in a revamped passing scheme and Lamar Jackson is poised for an additional MVP-caliber season. Dev doesn’t explicitly say that in his Tweet under, however that’s how I see issues unfolding:

By all accounts, Monken is bringing vitality and pleasure to the Ravens offense, and his focus areas aligns with the group’s earlier weaknesses. In fact, the unit should enhance throughout and Monken shouldn’t ignore different areas, however rushing up the offense might merely assist throughout.

Greg Roman’s archaic fashion and gradual tempo sucked life out of his unit and gave Jackson minimal time to learn defenses or regulate. Emmanuel Acho believes that, with extra time and a extra passer-friendly scheme, Jackson might overtake Mahomes because the league’s finest:

Alongside Monken’s addition, it doesn’t harm that rookie First-Spherical Draft Choose Zay Flowers appears to have hit a development spurt. In response to Jackson, the previously 5’9” wideout now seems to be over 6-foot, a welcome shock for Ravens followers.

(Ed Be aware: Sure, this tweet is satire, as a lot of you’ve identified.)

Flowers has at all times performed greater than his measurement, a bit like Steve Smith Sr. With a pair extra inches, that mentality might make him really dominant. It looks like a little bit of hyperbole to me, however it might positive be superior if it’s true.

And, if Flowers really develops into WR1 in Baltimore, the group’s receiver room will probably be tough to high.

(Ed word: Even you, PFF?! WR CORPS. CORPS. C-O-R-P-S. For crying out loud…)

As of now, I might say they’re a bit above common, however a lot rides on unknowns with the group. Time will inform.

On the opposite aspect of the ball, it’ll be necessary to play effectively persistently, all through video games. At a look, the stat under is a promising one, because the Ravens continuously construct commanding leads in 2022:

The issue is, they weren’t capable of maintain these leads in a lot of them:

When Roquan Smith was introduced in from Chicago, a lot of that drawback appeared to be solved. Within the 2023 marketing campaign, we’ll be capable to see a full season of the All Professional caliber LB. Paired with Patrick Queen, Baltimore has a hungry duo:

By some means, Smith doesn’t really feel his carried out at his finest but. As a substitute, he thinks it’ll come this season:

Queen, coming into the ultimate yr of his rookie deal, additionally expresses curiosity in sticking with the Ravens:

Not solely does Baltimore have the NFL’s finest LB tandem this yr, however they might have it for an extended, very long time.



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