The Baltimore Ravens have gone through the gauntlet during the first eight weeks of the 2015 NFL season. It’s been a season full of injuries and disappointment as many thought that this team was a serious Super Bowl contender. Boy, were we all wrong about that.
The Ravens are 2-6 and if the season ended today, they would be in line for the third pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. That would be the highest draft pick in franchise history as the Ravens have selected fourth twice (Jonathan Ogden in 1996 and Peter Boulware in 1997). As it stands, only the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans would have a draft selection ahead of Baltimore. That’s a major difference for this franchise as they have been in the back half of the draft for a decade. They have not made a selection in the top half since drafting Haloti Ngata in 2006.
The defense is ranked 25th in the league, but has had some strong performances from some players. The offense will need to find a new approach with Steve Smith out for the remainder of the season. It’s hard to give individual honors on a team that has played so poorly, but the Ravens have had some players who have stood out despite the team’s struggles. It’s actually easier to make a list of the underperforming players than those who have done well.
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Here is a rundown of the September award winners:
The October edition of our Ravens’ award winners sees a change at every spot but one, with the lone player to make both lists being the obvious. It’s a shame that he won’t make this list during the second half of the season. And if he is still the top player on this team going forward, this team is likely to have the top pick in the 2016 draft.
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