Preseason Predictions: Which Ravens Will Earn Top Honors For Their Team This Year?

Sports and Bets — September 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm by

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Football is the ultimate team game, but everyone loves to pick out the individuals who play it best. So I thought about what’s going to happen this season, made some predictions, and handed out some awards based on how I think 2015 will play out.


MVP: Joe Flacco– Obviously, the MVP will almost always be the quarterback. When putting value of a player to his team, Flacco clearly wins out. But look for CJ Mosley and Jimmy Smith to be runners up in this category.


Defensive Player Of The Year: CJ Mosley– We were all hoping Mosley would form into this town’s next Ray Lewis, and he certainly gave us reason to believe that he can be. After an unbelievable rookie year, look for Mosley to put up a strong sophomore campaign.


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Rookie Of The Year: Carl Davis– No secret here,  defensive tackle Carl Davis is looking like the real deal. The third round pick out of Iowa has looked promising from the time mini camps began through the end of the preseason, and I don’t expect anything else during the regular season.


Unsung Hero: Jeremy Zuttah– Remember how terrible our run game was in 2013? That definitely turned around when Zuttah came into town, and replaced Gino Gradkowski. Zuttah helps lead the younger guys on the Ravens O-line, and has solidified the Ravens’ center position. And he hardly gets any recognition for it. Guys like Yanda and KO get a lot of the attention when talking about the Ravens’ offensive line, but Zuttah wins my award for preseason unsung hero.


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Offensive Most Improved Player: Kyle Juszczyk– New Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman loves throwing to his running backs (ask Matt Forte’s fantasy owners), and I don’t see why Juszczyk shouldn’t see a good amount of balls thrown to him. Juice only caught one touchdown last year, but I can see him easily hauling in 4 TDs this year. I expect an expanded role for Juszczyk in Trestman’s offense.


Defensive Most Improved Player: Brandon Williams– With Haloti Ngata replacing Suh in Detroit, the opportunity for Brandon Williams to make a name for himself in this league is here. The Ravens have great young talent on the defensive line, with Williams being a crucial piece. Brandon Williams may not be a household name by the end of the year, but people around the league sure will know him.

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