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Schedule Preview: Ravens strengthen defense

With the 2020 schedule now released, will be taking a look at the offseason moves made by each of the team's 13 opponents.

Week 15 - Cleveland Browns

Finally we have the Baltimore Ravens, who added several pieces to an already strong defense this offseason.

Matchup: Week 16 - Sunday, December 27, 1:00 PM at M&T Bank Stadium.

2019 record: 14-2

Head Coach: John Harbaugh (13th season with Baltimore)

Free Agency


EDGE Matthew Judon (franchise tag), CB Jimmy Smith (signed to 1-year deal), S Anthony Levine (signed to 1-year deal), WR Chris Moore (signed to 1-year deal), LB Pernell McPhee (signed to 1-year deal), DE Jihad Ward (signed to 1-year deal)

New Additions:

DE Calais Campbell – Acquired in a trade with the Jaguars for a 2020 fifth-round pick, Campbell comes to Baltimore having not missed a game in five years. Between his nine seasons in Arizona and three in Jacksonville, Campbell has made five Pro Bowls (2014, 2015, 2017-2019), was once selected as First-Team All-Pro (2017), was twice named Second-Team All-Pro (2014, 2016) and earned the Pro Football Writers Association's NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2017. The veteran recorded 56 tackles (37 solo), 6.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 25 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one touchdown and one pass defended last year. Campbell was also named the 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

DE Derek Wolfe – Wolfe joins the Ravens after spending his first eight seasons with the Broncos. In 12 starts last season, Wolfe registered a career-high 7.0 sacks to go with his 34 tackles (23 solo), eight tackles for loss, 12 quarterback hits, one forced fumble and one pass defended. The veteran defensive lineman missed the final four games of the season after being placed on injured reserve due to a dislocated elbow. Wolfe was a member of Denver's Super Bowl 50-winning team.

G D.J. Fluker – After being selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Fluker joins his fourth NFL team. Fluker spent his first four seasons with the Chargers and was named to the Pro Football Writers Association's All-Rookie Team. He played in nine games with six starts for the Giants in 2017. Fluker then played in 24 games with 23 starts for the Seahawks over the last two seasons. He started all 14 games he played in last year.

Free Agent Departures:

DT Michael Pierce (signed 3-year deal with Vikings), WR Seth Roberts (signed 1-year deal with Panthers), LB Patrick Onwuasor (signed 1-year deal with Jets), LB Josh Bynes (signed 1-year deal with Bengals), OT James Hurst (signed 1-year deal with Saints), S Tony Jefferson, CB Brandon Carr, DT Domata Peko.

2020 Draft Class

(Round 1, Pick 28) LB Patrick Queen, LSU – Queen played at LSU for three seasons, but really stepped up his game last year. In his junior campaign, Queen registered career-highs in every category, including tackles (85), solo tackles (37), sacks (3.0), tackles for loss (12), interceptions (one), fumble recoveries (one) and passes defended (two). Queen helped lead LSU's defense to the 2019 CFP National Championship, taking home the game's Defensive MVP award after making eight tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss against Clemson.

(Round 2, Pick 55) RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State – Dobbins enjoyed an illustrious three-year career at Ohio State. As a freshman, he averaged over 7.0 yards per carry and ran for 1,403 yards and seven touchdowns, earning a selection as Second-Team All-Big Ten. He was also named Second-Team All-Big Ten in 2018 after taking 230 carries for 1,053 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns while adding 26 receptions for 263 yards and two touchdowns. His best performance came as a junior last year when he ran for 2,003 yards on 301 attempts (6.7 yards per carry) and a whopping 21 touchdowns. Dobbins was named First-Team All-Big Ten, First-Team All-American and was the recipient of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

(Round 3, Pick 71) DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M – Maduibuike redshirted his freshman year at Texas A&M. In 2017, he played 10 games and had one forced fumble and two tackles for loss. In 12 games as a redshirt sophomore, Madubuike recorded 40 tackles (18 solo), 5.5 sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two passes defended. He enjoyed another solid campaign last year when he had 45 tackles (18 solo), 5.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two passes defended and one interception in 12 games, earning Second-Team All-SEC honors.

(Round 3, Pick 92) WR Devin Duvernay, Texas – Duvernay played in all 12 games with two starts as a freshman, catching 20 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns. His numbers dropped his sophomore season as he finished with just nine receptions for 124 yards, but he rebounded in 2018 when he finished with 41 receptions for 546 yards and four touchdowns. His best performance came last year, as Duvernay caught 106 passes for 1,386 yards yards and nine touchdowns and was named First-Team All-Big 12.

(Round 3, Pick 98) LB Malik Harrison, Ohio State – Harrison didn't see the field a ton his first two seasons, making a total of 49 tackles in 16 games. In 12 games as a junior, the linebacker finished with 81 tackles (55 solo), 2.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, one interception, four passes defended and one fumble recovery. Last year, Harrison recorded 75 tackles (49 solo), 3.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, four passes defended and two fumble recoveries. He was named First-Team All-Big Ten.

(Round 3, Pick 106) OL Tyre Phillips, Mississippi State – Phillips began his collegiate career at East Mississippi Community College, where he spent his first two seasons. After redshirting his first year at Mississippi State, Phillips spent time at several different positions on the offensive line during his junior season. As a senior, he started all 13 games at left tackle,

(Round 4, Pick 143) G Ben Bredeson, Michigan Bredeson saw time immediately at Michigan, playing in all 13 contests with eight starts at left guard as a freshman. He started 12 games at left guard in 2017 and was named Second-Team All-Big Ten. He started all 13 games at left guard as a junior and again was named Second-Team All-Big Ten. As a senior last year, Bredeson started every game at left guard and earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors as well as Second-Team All-American honors.

(Round 5, Pick 170) DT Broderick Washington, Texas Tech – Washington redshirted his first year at Texas Tech before playing in eight games in 2016. In 12 games as a redshirt sophomore, Washington recorded 43 tackles (28 solo), 1.0 sack and one tackle for loss. He played in 11 games in 2018, picking up 3.0 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss to go with his 38 tackles (19 solo). Last year, Washington played 12 games and finished with 39 tackles (24 solo), 2.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and two passes defended.

(Round 6, Pick 201) WR James Proche, SMU – Proche had a strong career at SMU. After redshirting his first year, Proche went on to catch a total of 97 passes for 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns across the next two seasons. In 12 games as a redshirt junior, he finished with 93 receptions for 1,199 and 12 touchdowns and was named First-Team All-AAC. He saved his best for his final season though, as Proche caught 111 passes for 1,225 yards and 15 touchdowns last year. He earned First-Team All-AAC honors in addition to being named Second-Team All-American.

(Round 7, Pick 219) S Geno Stone, Iowa – Stone was at Iowa for three years, getting his collegiate career started with one interception and 17 tackles in seven games as a freshman. He followed that up with 39 tackles (29 solo), one tackle for loss, four interceptions, one touchdown, three passes defended and one forced fumble in 12 games in 2018. As a junior last year, Stone finished the season with 70 tackles (46 solo), 1.0 sack, three tackles for loss, one interception, four passes defended and three forced fumbles. He was named Second-Team All-Big Ten.


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