Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

Mink’s Five Thoughts on Ravens vs. Jaguars

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Mink’s Five Thoughts on Ravens vs. Jaguars

Outside of his interception, McSorley was quite good. His path to the 53-man roster still runs through special teams, but Robert Griffin III’s injury, paired with McSorley’s strong play, makes you think that he’d be good to have under center juuust in case. McSorley is better than you would think a sixth-round rookie quarterback should be this early. He looked more comfortable than Jaguars backup Gardner Minshew II, who was also drafted in the sixth round, 19 picks ahead of McSorley. Rookie fourth-round running back Justice Hill is explosive in the open field and will be fun to watch in the passing game this year.

— It’s one preseason game and the Jaguars didn’t play new starting quarterback Nick Foles and other first-teamers, but the Ravens’ pass rush looked a lot like last year, just with some different names. Defensive end Chris Wormley was disruptive in the middle. Matthew Judon immediately got on the board with a half-sack. Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser were fast off the edge. Shane Ray dropped the quarterback as soon as he entered the game in the second half. This won’t erase concerns about the pass rush, but it should ease them a bit.

— I wouldn’t be shocked if General Manager Eric DeCosta receives some phone calls tomorrow morning. Expect 55-, 45-, 29- and 26-yard field goals by Kaare Vedvik to interest kicker-needy teams in a trade. The strong-legged Norwegian probably would have been playing elsewhere had he not been brutally assaulted right before final rosters were set last year. Now he’s back and proving once again that he could kick for any team in the NFL – except Baltimore. Good for him, and pretty cool to see Justin Tucker’s reaction to Vedvik’s 55-yarder. Oh, and Vedvik also unleashed a pair of booming punts to provide additional value.

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