Ravens lastly seeing what they hoped for from Kyle Hamilton
The Baltimore Ravens had a really productive offseason. And the primary of their two first-round picks in April is beginning to emerge on protection.
A yr in the past, John Harbaugh’s club received eight of its 11 video games, owned the highest spot within the AFC North and after 12 weeks of motion owned the most effective document within the convention. This was regardless of a rash of accidents that affected a lot of the membership.
However the Baltimore Ravens ultimately couldn’t overcome the lack of their beginning quarterback down the stretch and maybe extra considerably, survive a secondary that was with out cornerback Marcus Peters for all of 2021 and can be with out star Marlon Humphrey for the ultimate 5 video games. Was it any marvel that the crew allowed probably the most passing yards within the league a season in the past?
So basic supervisor Eric DeCosta was busy this offseason including the likes of free security Marcus Williams in free company from the Saints. And with the 14th total choice in April, highly-regarded University of Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton was there for the taking. There’s progress being made in Baltimore and Hamilton’s play as of late has actually been an element.
Kyle Hamilton since week 3:
• 130 protection snaps
• 70 yards allowed
• 0 TD allowed
The Ravens rookie security has been CLAMPS 🔒 pic.twitter.com/LlMI2FlGCC
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) November 8, 2022
Nevertheless, the first-place Ravens nonetheless have some work to do in relation to stopping opposing quarterbacks. A yr in the past, Harbaugh’s membership gave up 31 scores by the air and picked off solely 9 passes in 17 outings. This season, the 6-3 Ravens have already totaled 9 interceptions in as many video games and have allowed solely 13 TD passes – six of these scores to Tua Tagovailoa in Week 2.
Hamilton has performed in all 9 video games this yr. He’s racked up 21 tackles, one sack and knocked down two passes on protection. He’s additionally added 4 stops on particular groups. DeCosta and the crew appear like it has struck gold with each the previous Golden Domer and Tyler Linderbaum, the opposite first-round decide in April. And the Ravens’ protection seems to be a bit completely different since that shell-shocking afternoon against the Dolphins.