The Baltimore Ravens ended last season with one of the NFL’s most statistically successful defenses, holding opponents to the third fewest points and fourth fewest yards in the league. But unlike with the team’s top-ranked offense, the Ravens didn’t get through 2019 without true holes appearing on D. They had strengths and weaknesses, parts of the field packed with Pro Bowlers and others with a patched-together group of mid-season signees.
Fast enough to run past most cornerbacks, the first-round pick was in enough pain that it felt like he had one good foot. Weighing less than he had in college, he was asked to stay healthy against hulking NFL defenders. Every week, every practice, every play asked him to interrogate his priorities: self-preservation or self-actualization?
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