Preseason Stock Watch: Ravens vs. Redskins


Here are some players who stood out in the Ravens' 30-20 preseason victory over the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday night, which capped a third-straight undefeated preseason:

QB Lamar Jackson

Jackson capped the Ravens' opening 13-play, 81-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run on a designed bootleg. He was 4-for-4 passing for 33 yards on the drive and finished the night 9-of-15 for 109 yards (82.4 quarterback rating). Jackson continues to make progress with his short-passing accuracy and, as always, is a dynamic runner.

TE Mark Andrews

The third-round rookie has been hampered by injuries this preseason and hadn't done much in three preseason games (two catches for 7 yards). Andrews emerged in the preseason finale with three catches for 61 yards in the first half, including a 45-yarder in which he bounced off a Redskins defender. With fellow rookie tight end Hayden Hurst sidelined by a foot surgery, Andrews could make an offensive impact early this season.

DE Bronson Kaufusi

A 2016 third-round pick, Kaufusi was playing for his job Thursday night and dominated whoever lined up opposite him. Kaufusi notched a pair of sacks, 10 tackles and three quarterback hits. The gargantuan 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive end added to his versatility this summer by learning how to be a stand-up linebacker as well. He has size, potential and plays hard, but he's at a loaded position.

Undrafted RBs De'Lance Turner & Mark Thompson

De'Lance Turner showed some nifty footwork in ripping off a 28-yard run on the Ravens' opening drive and finished with 10 carries for 53 yards. Mark Thompson came just short of the end zone with a 15-yard rumble around the edge and notched 14 carries for 91 yards with another two catches for 11 yards. Either one could be a prime practice squad candidate.

DL Patrick Ricard

Defensive lineman/fullback Patrick Ricard scored a touchdown in the Ravens' preseason opener at M&T Bank Stadium. In the preseason finale, he showed why he would probably make the team as a defensive tackle alone. Ricard was a wrecking ball on the line, punctuated by a forced fumble and recovery while being held on the play.

WR Breshad Perriman

Perriman caught three passes for 24 yards, but it was the play that he didn't make that stood out. In the second quarter, Jackson lofted a deep 50/50 pass to the end zone, but Perriman was outmaneuvered by Redskins rookie cornerback Adonis Alexander, who nearly made an interception without much interference from Perriman.

S Kai Nacua

Playmaking veteran safety Kai Nacua could be a darkhorse candidate to make the 53-man roster after making a 23-yard pick-six. He was a ball hawk in college and training camp this summer, and finally got one in a game. The Ravens lost rookie safety DeShon Elliott, who likely would have been on the 53-man roster, to injury earlier this preseason and cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste left with a forearm injury. Nacua could provide depth and special teams help.

Special Teams Returners

Through five preseason games, neither Tim White nor Janarion Grant emerged as the obvious winner in the returner competition. Thursday night, each had one punt return for 11 yards and White had a kickoff return for 23 yards. It remains to be seen who Baltimore will go with (if either) when the regular season starts in just more than a week.

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