AFC North Top 25: 13th-ranked player

July, 17, 2012
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The AFC North blog is continuing its series on the top 25 players in the division with No. 13:

MARSHAL YANDA

Ravens guard

Yanda
Yanda
Why Yanda is ranked 13th: There's no doubt that Yanda deserves to be in the top 15 in the division. He is one of the top offensive lineman in the AFC North this season and quite possibly the best right guard in football. If you need proof of that, Yanda gave up two sacks and committed one penalty last season. He really made his mark by playing through injuries only months removed from landing his big payday.

There's no reason to believe Yanda will regress this season. He turns 28 in September and is a great technician. Yanda is in the prime of his career, which pushes him close to top-10 territory.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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