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' third preseason game against Washington ...
Brandon Williams (4.2): The starting nose tackle was a factor in both the run and pass games. Williams tied for the team lead with five tackles, including two for loss, and delivered a quarterback hit. These aren't the types of numbers you'd expect from a nose tackle.
Rick Wagner (2.1): When watching the game the first time, it looked like Wagner was manhandled by Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Upon further review, Wagner actually held his own except for one sack. For the season, he's the highest-graded starting offensive lineman for the Ravens.
Elvis Dumervil (1.9): The outside linebacker was around the ball, making three tackles and a sack in just 16 snaps. Dumervil is known for getting to the quarterback, but he showed good pursuit in the run game.
Nicholas DiMarco (1.8): This was all for naught. DiMarco, who signed after a minicamp tryout in June, is reportedly among the first cuts by the Ravens.
Anthony Levine (1.8): This rating is even more impressive when you consider this was Levine's first game at cornerback. Levine made the switch from safety because the Ravens are shorthanded at corner. His best play was running stride for stride with Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Parker Graham (-3.5): It was a disaster when Graham had to fill in for Jah Reid at right tackle with the second team. This comes after Graham was the lowest-rated Ravens player in the second preseason game.
Crockett Gillmore (-2.5): The third-round pick slipped and was unable to make the catch on a long throw from Joe Flacco. He also got beat to the inside in pass protection, which led to Flacco getting hit.
Terrence Brooks (-2.3): After a strong opening drive, the rookie third-round pick made two big mistakes in the fourth quarter. Brooks was penalized for pass interference and then allowed a touchdown five plays later.
Lorenzo Taliaferro (-2.3): The NFL's leading rusher after two preseason games, Taliaferro struggled to gain 25 yards on 11 carries (2.3-yard average). His longest run was 5 yards.
Bernard Pierce (-1.7): It was a rough night even before Pierce suffered a head injury. He finished with minus-3 yards on four carries. Pierce also continues to be a liability in pass protection.