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Ravens Information 6/16: Minicamp Wrap and extra

Ravens Information 6/16: Minicamp Wrap and extra


Ravens minicamp: ‘Very productive’ week ends with accidents prevented, passes intercepted and a rookie ‘within the combine’

Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Banner

After beginning the 11-on-11 interval with a red-zone landing to Flowers, operating free on a nook route towards cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, and a shorter landing throw to fullback/tight finish Ben Mason, Jackson hit a little bit of a tough patch.

He opened the following 11-on-11 interval with three straight incompletions: the primary due to a deflection on the line of scrimmage by defensive deal with Michael Pierce; the second as a result of he couldn’t squeeze a third-and-medium throw to tight finish Isaiah Doubtless, coated nicely by cornerback Marlon Humphrey; and the third due to an underthrown deep go to vast receiver Laquon Treadwell, who needed to flip right into a defender to cease Ya-Sin from grabbing the interception.

Jackson’s accuracy stabilized in seven-on-seven red-zone work, however he adopted a highlight-reel landing to tight finish Charlie Kolar, who introduced in a one-handed catch at the back of the top zone over inside linebacker Roquan Smith, with the interception that Hamilton stepped in entrance of.

Apply Report: Takeaways From Day 3 of Obligatory Minicamp

Clifton Brown, BaltimoreRavens.com

Kyle Hamilton limped to the sideline and had his knee examined by the coaching employees, however he walked off the discomfort and ultimately returned to motion to make an finish zone interception. The second-year security is predicted to be a significant a part of the protection in 2023.

Rookie cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly had the day’s first interception, exhibiting good anticipation by slicing in entrance of the supposed receiver to select off Jackson. Blu Kelly must earn his reps as a rookie, however he acquitted himself nicely throughout minicamp.

Rookie offensive linemen Sala Aumavae-Laulu continued to see loads of offensive line reps, gaining worthwhile expertise. Veteran guard Kevin Zeitler stated after observe that he has been impressed by Aumavae-Laulu’s athleticism and angle.

Operating again Justice Hill completed off a powerful minicamp, profiting from additional reps with Dobbins not training and Gus Edwards not at full pace. Hill is a particular groups mainstay however hopes to carve out a bigger position within the offense.

Ravens observations on Kevin Zeitler’s effort, J.Ok. Dobbins’ absence, left guard competitors and extra

Childs Walker, The Baltimore Solar

Dobbins’ absence highlights lack of depth at operating again

Coach John Harbaugh anticipated J.Ok. Dobbins to observe at minicamp after the Ravens’ prime operating again skipped OTAs however stated “it wasn’t within the playing cards, apparently.”

Did his phrases trace at a behind-the-scenes disconnect with Dobbins, who has raised questions on his future with the crew as he heads into the final yr of his rookie deal?

Whether or not or not that’s the case, hypothesis will persist till Dobbins is on the sphere for coaching camp and shares his perspective.

With Dobbins nowhere to be seen and Gus Edwards off to the aspect figuring out, the Ravens didn’t have many choices at operating again, a place that could possibly be a energy for them if everyone seems to be wholesome for the common season.

Lamar Jackson getting the liberty to be extra vocal in Ravens’ new offense

Jeff Zrebiec, The Athletic

Jackson stated Monken’s devotion to the small particulars of enjoying the place has rubbed off on him just a little of their quick time working collectively.

Whereas Jackson not often questioned ex-offensive coordinator Greg Roman, not less than not publicly, the quarterback has made clear over the previous month that he coveted extra accountability and freedom on offense. He’s stated in current interviews that he’s getting that with Monken.

One of the vital essential relationships inside an NFL group is between the quarterback and play caller. Jackson and Monken are seemingly off to a great begin.

“He has embraced it,” Monken stated. “He’s embraced making an attempt to be louder, making an attempt to be in management. He’s embraced studying the system, and we’ve nonetheless acquired a methods to go. It’s at all times a piece in progress. We’re at all times underneath building, when it comes to ensuring that we execute at a excessive degree, as a result of execution trumps every part.”

Right here’s why Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson are going to take leap ahead in 2023 NFL season

Douglas Clawson, CBS Sports activities

Lamar Jackson

The Ravens offense will look completely different with Todd Monken changing Greg Roman because the crew’s offensive coordinator. Lamar Jackson has already confirmed he’ll “completely” run much less in 2023. Baltimore had the second-fewest performs with three-plus WRs on the sphere within the final 4 seasons. That ought to change with this new philosophy and a WR core that features Rashod Bateman, Zay Flowers and Odell Beckham Jr.

Jackson should enhance the accuracy of his deep ball if he’s going to thrive on this offense. He has the fourth-highest off-target charge on passes 20-plus yards downfield (36%) since coming into the league. If he does, all of it may imply a return to MVP type for Jackson, who has a brand new contract, new weapons and a brand new coach coming into 2023.

2023 NFL receiving corps rankings: Cincinnati Bengals take the highest spot for the second yr in a row

Trevor Sikkema, PFF


The Odell Beckham Jr. signing doesn’t elevate this group as a lot as OBJ signings have up to now, however it nonetheless strengthens a bunch that needs to be appropriate for Lamar Jackson to make a playoff push.

After beginning simply 9 video games over the previous two seasons, Rashod Bateman is in for a breakout yr. Mark Andrews has been up there with Kelce and Kittle with an elite 90.4 receiving grade since 2021. Throw in Zay Flowers and his dynamic after-the-catch capacity — he racked up 503 yards after the catch at Boston Faculty final yr — and it’s a promising group.



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