Giants 2016 Schedule Preview: Ravens

The Giants Beat takes a look at Big Blue's Week 6 opponent, the Baltimore Ravens.

Key free agent signings: S Eric Weddle (Chargers), WR Mike Wallace (Minnesota Vikings), and TE Benjamin Watson (New Orleans Saints)

Key free agent departures: LB Courtney Upshaw (d Atlanta Falcons), DL Chris Canty (FA), S Will Hill (FA), LB Daryl Smith (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and OL Kelechi Osemele (Oakland Raiders)

Trades: None

Top 3 Impact Rookies: OT Ronnie Stanley (6th overall pick), CB Tavon Young (104th pick), and RB Kenneth Dixon (134th pick).  Stanley can fill the void left by Osmele as both a strong run blocker and pocket protector.  Young fills another opening at CB and plays with incredible tenacity and physicality despite his physical appearance (5’9”, 185 pounds).  Dixon has both the vision and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield that will make him a good backup for Justin Forsett and a dangerous option on 3rd down.

Biggest offseason addition: S Eric Weddle.  The 3x Pro-Bowl safety will bring a play-making ability that the Baltimore Ravens lacked last season, giving up 30 touchdowns through the air while only picking off a league-worst 6 passes.

Most intriguing storyline heading into training camp: The secondary.  Can the additions of Weddle and Young improve a secondary that gave up 30 touchdowns, only had 6 interceptions, and had an affinity for giving up big plays in 2015?

Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp: Can the Ravens have a big-play passing attack to compliment a strong ground game?  All signs point to Joe Flacco being good to go after knee ligament surgery last season, leaving the potential for a lethal passing game with the addition of Mike Wallace an return of Breshad Perriman and Steve Smith

Key Injuries heading into training camp: WR Michael Campanaro (strained calf muscle in offseason workout), CB Will Davis (tore ACL last season), OT Eugene Monroe (had surgery for torn labrum in December), and OLB Terrell Suggs (tore Achilles in Week 1 of 2015)


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