The Ravens vs. Steelers is a big rivalry, which means our bold predictions need to have a little extra swagger on them this week.
This is the second elevation for both Bonds and Welch. Bonds was promoted in Week 3, while Welch was called up in Week 6, though neither saw a defensive snap. Bonds, a second-year practice squad player, played seven special teams snaps in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs; Welch, an undrafted rookie from Iowa, played 24 special teams snaps in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Picking a blocker that high in the draft isn't the sexiest of moves, but it has been a huge hit both times. "I'm just happy that the organization has faith in me. And I always had faith in myself to be that guy at left tackle, knowing it's one of the hardest positions on the field," Stanley said.