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Lamar Jackson among 7 Ravens highlighted in Bill Barnwell's Hall of Fame projections

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When looking back at NFL history, there's typically been an average of 50 Hall-of-Famers playing in the league any given season, amounting to only 346 total recipients of the distinguished honor. The possibility of there being seven of those legendary football figures on the Baltimore Ravens is no feat to be modest about. 

That's just the kind of season the Ravens had last season before getting upset by the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round. The high-flying offense and stifling defense injected fear into their opponents during that 12-game win streak. 

To have those teams, though, you need individual talent and the Ravens boasted it at various degrees of experience at practically every position. Categorized into groups of Locks, Likely, In The Running, and Work To Do, ESPN's Bill Barnwell projected the chances current players on each team in the NFL would become future HOFers.

For Baltimore, Lamar Jackson's 2019 MVP campaign was enough to ensure him a spot with the "In the Running" group. Despite becoming the first quarterback to ever throw for over 3,000 yards and rush for another 1,500 in his first two seasons, Jackson again underperformed in the playoffs. Had the Ravens never slipped up against the Titans and Derrick Henry's tireless legs, Jackson might be a category up along with a teammate on the defensive side of the ball. 

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Safety Earl Thomas got the only nod from the AFC North champs to be in the (70-99%) Likely category, thanks in large part to his defining years with the Legion of Boom defense up in Seattle. 

Kicker Justin Tucker joined Jackson and cornerback Marcus Peters on the In the Running grouping, while running back Mark Ingram, tackle Ronnie Stanley and Calais Campbell all have outside chances at getting a spot in Canton. Tucker likely needs to keep performing at an elite level for another decade in order to join just the two kickers in the Hall as of now (to be surely joined by Adam Vinatieri). 

Those Ravens seven projected selections were tied for most in the NFL along with the Steelers and Saints. 

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