BALTIMORE – My quick takeaways from the Ravens’ practice Monday night at M&T Bank Stadium, before an announced crowd of 22,111:
- Rookie WR Darren Waller had a strong night.
The Ravens drafted Waller in the sixth round because they liked his size (6-foot-6) and potential. He is showing both. Waller made several nice catches, and showed agility coming out of breaks. The last couple of roster spots at wide receiver will be extremely tough decisions for the coaching staff.
- Rookie tight end Maxx Williams also did well.
He dropped what should have been a touchdown catch, but Williams got open and make several other grabs. The Ravens would love to see Williams make more plays, and look ready to make an immediate impact Week 1 in Denver.
- Backup quarterback Matt Schaub did not have his best night.
Schaub threw into coverage on several occasions, and he has not shown the arm strength during camp to get away with throwing into coverage. As durable as Joe Flacco has been as a starting quarterback, Schaub’s performance may not matter. But an significant injury to Flacco still looks like it would be extremely difficult for the Ravens to overcome.
- Justin Tucker booted a 64-yard field goal.
Tucker’s range might be even longer than last season. He looks ready once again to make clutch kicks whenever called upon.
Elvis Dumervil (Achilles tendonitis) and Breshad Perriman (knee) missed their fourth consecutive practice. Wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) missed practice, as did cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Rashaan Melvin, and Tray Walker.