Monday, August 18, 2014
Highest-, lowest-graded Ravens by PFF
By Jamison Hensley
The Baltimore Ravens blog won't be giving out a report card until the regular season opener, but our friends at Pro Football Focus are handing out grades for the Ravens' second preseason game at Dallas ...
Pernell McPhee (4.8): He led the Ravens with three quarterback hurries and constantly harassed backup quarterback Brandon Weeden. No other Ravens player had more than one hurry.
Elvis Dumervil (2.8): The veteran outside linebacker was one of only three Ravens to have a positive rating in pass rush (McPhee and linebacker Daryl Smith were the others). Dumervil finished with one quarterback hit and one hurry.
Brynden Trawick (2.2): He showed his range by racing over to pick off a pass along the sideline and nearly had a second interception. But the backup safety missed a tackle that led to a touchdown.
Josh Bynes (1.6): The surprising part is Bynes finished as the best coverage linebacker. He is known for his run-stopping skills.
Marshal Yanda(1.6): The three-time Pro Bowl guard was the highest-graded pass blocker in Dallas. No hurries or hits allowed on 21 pass plays.
Dominique Franks (1.6): Most remember Franks for not being able to elevate to break up the touchdown pass to Dez Bryant. The veteran cornerback did a solid job the rest of the way in keeping up with receivers, although that was mostly against the Cowboys' second team.
Parker Graham (-3.7): The third-string offensive tackle was the lowest graded run blocker, and he also allowed a sack.
Eugene Monroe (-3.0): The starting left tackle allowed a team-high two quarterback hurries and was flagged for illegal use of hands.
C.J. Mosley (-2.8): After an impressive preseason opener, Mosley was the lowest-graded defensive player for the Ravens. The rookie inside linebacker missed a couple of tackles, had trouble getting off blocks and didn't hold up well in coverage.
Dennis Pitta (-2.1): Known for his pass-catching ability, Pitta was one of two Ravens who had a negative rating in run blocking (Graham was the other).
Nicholas DeMarco (-2.0): The reserve outside linebacker was the lowest graded run defender.