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Who are most overrated, underrated Ravens?

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Who are most overrated, underrated Ravens?

Who are the Ravens most overrated and most underrated players?

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco has an idea.

Prisco writes that, "It's much harder to find overrated players than it was 10 years ago." The salary cap, in particular, he writes, makes it "so much tougher for veterans to hang on when it's a lot cheaper to keep a kid."

So it seems cost is a big part of Prisco's equation, and that plays into his assessment that the Ravens most overrated player is ... left tackle Eugene Monroe.

"He has a big contract, but he didn't play to it last season and he missed time with injuries the past two seasons," Prisco writes. "He played 11 games last season and the Ravens got by without him, which isn't a good sign."

Recall that the Ravens, after trading two mid-round draft picks to Jacksonville to get Monroe during the 2013 season, re-signed him to a five-year, $37.5 million deal before the 2014 season. He has a cap figure of $7.7 million this year.

Monroe was sidelined by a knee injury for four midseason games, then returned to action but then missed two games last in the season with an ankle injury. Undrafted rookie James Hurst filled in.

Monroe sat out the voluntary OTAs, but he took part in the mandatory minicamp and is expected to again anchor the left side of the line.

As for the Ravens' most underrated player?

According to Prisco, it's nose tackle Brandon Williams.

"He has developed into a quality player in the middle of their defense," Prisco writes. "He makes it tough to run on the Ravens inside. Now entering his third season, he should be even better."

And Williams' role will grow more significant with Haloti Ngata now gone to the Lions.

So what do you think? Do you agree with Prisco? Who do you think are the Ravens' most overrated and most underrated players? Answer in the comments below.

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.

On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.  

The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.  

"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website

Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.

Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.

On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below. 

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change. 

Introducing our new Flock Friendly Fare!

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward. 

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