Players who are trending down, in Zrebiec’s opinion, include:
Running back Kenneth Dixon: “Dixon looked fine in the preseason opener, gaining 16 of his 21 yards on one carry. However, he played only 10 snaps, the fewest of the five running backs active for the game. He also hasn’t been getting a ton of reps at practice, and when the team does special teams drills, Dixon doesn’t participate. It’s been an odd level of participation for a player who looks to be in good shape and was believed to need a strong preseason to make the team.”
Defensive tackle Gerald Willis: “The undrafted rookie out of Miami wasn’t all that noticeable against Jacksonville, and consistency continues to elude him. … The Ravens are well covered in the defensive tackle spots. Willis needs to play really well over the next couple of weeks to improve his roster chances.”
Browns, Steelers Fan Site Writers Are Down on Lamar Jackson
There’s plenty of optimism among Ravens fans and some of the national media regarding Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, but writers for Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers websites don’t share that optimism (wishful thinking on their part, perhaps?).
Cleveland sports website Waiting for Next Year’s Cody Suek identified Jackson as the Ravens’ main weakness.
“Jackson is one of the least accurate quarterbacks in the league, hence why I believe he is the weakness of this team,” Suek wrote. “He will continue to make plays with his legs (which will please fantasy football team owners), but the wear and tear of an NFL season will not allow a perpetual running quarterback to exist without a Herculean build. Time will tell just how far he can carry the team.”