Preseason Stock Watch: Ravens vs. Bears Hall of Fame Game


QB Lamar Jackson

Jackson looked like a rookie with a whole lot of potential, which is exactly what he is. On his second drive, he showed some razzle-dazzle with a 10-yard scramble, moved outside the pocket to complete his first pass to move the chains on third-and-10, then fired an 8-yard touchdown strike. Later in the quarter, however, he threw an interception on a deep out route that was too far inside and too easy to undercut. Overall, Jackson was being judged by his coaches on how he operated the offense (calling plays, managing the huddle and the play clock), and he passed the test.

QB Robert Griffin III

In his first game in a year, Griffin didn't look at all rusty. An interception that wasn't his fault scarred his first drive, but Griffin came back to lead a 77-yard drive on his second drive, completing several nice passes, capped by a 5-yard score to Maxx Williams. Griffin is clearly very good at throwing on the run and manipulating defenders with his scrambling ability. He missed what would have been a long completion to Tim White over the middle, and spent other drives running from pressure.

OLB Kamalei Correa

Correa was the most dominant Raven on the field, notching three sacks, an interception, forced fumble, six tackles and two passes defensed. After two years of barely seeing any defensive action, the 2016 second-round pick made a loud statement that he deserves a spot on the 53-man roster. Correa clearly looks more comfortable at outside linebacker than he did last year inside, though his versatility is still a key attribute. He showed great burst off the edge and the athleticism/instincts to drop into space in pass coverage.

WR Breshad Perriman

Perriman got off to a rough start when the first pass to come his way bounced off his hands and was intercepted. Plays like that, including one last year against these same Bears, are what landed Perriman on the bench down the stretch and won't help his case to make the Ravens' 53-man roster this offseason. Perriman did make a 9-yard catch in traffic on the next drive, setting up the Ravens' 5-yard touchdown two plays later.

TE Hayden Hurst

Hurst was drafted to make tough, contested catches and haul in touchdown passes in the red zone. The first-round pick did both Thursday night. Hurst caught Jackson's first touchdown pass on an 8-yard out route one play after he was blasted in the end zone (drawing a flag). Hurst finished with a team-high three catches for 14 yards. He was also targeted a team-high four times. Perhaps his best catch was wiped out by an illegal formation penalty.

S DeShon Elliott

Elliott reached his hand out and knocked the ball out of a Bears' hands as he turned up the field. The rookie out of Texas built a reputation on being around the ball and making plays last year in college, and he's shown that knack so far in training camp practice and now his first preseason game.

Ravens Young Backup Offensive Linemen

It was difficult to get a good gauge on the Ravens' quarterbacks because they spent much of the night under pressure. Baltimore's starting offensive line, from left to right, was undrafted rookie Randin Crecelius, Alex Lewis, Matt Skura, Jermaine Eluemunor and rookie third-round pick Orlando Brown Jr. The possible starters (Lewis, Skura and Brown) did just fine, but it wasn't good after that. The Ravens gave up five sacks in the first half and eight overall. Brown, however, did well in his first career start.

Check out the action from the Ravens' preseason opener against the Chicago Bears in Canton, Ohio.

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