While the Ravens offense has been inconsistent in the past two games, the same cannot be said for starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley. The organization’s first-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft allowed zero sacks and quarterback hits in the team’s win against the Oakland Raiders and overtime loss to the Chicago Bears, according to Pro Football Focus. Stanley, who has given up only two hurries over that same span, has earned a 97.9 pass-blocking grade from the football analysis website. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Stanley was calm about the accolades. “I’m just trying to be the best I can for my team and get out there and do my job to the best of my ability, and that’s really my main focus,” he said after Friday’s practice. Stanley was part of an offensive line that shut out reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack in a 30-17 victory over Oakland on Oct. 8. Chicago sacked quarterback Joe Flacco three times in Sunday’s 27-24 overtime decision, but none of those occurred against Stanley. Stanley will get another difficult assignment in Sunday’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings when he clashes with Everson Griffen. The defensive end ranks fourth in the league in sacks with seven.
Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley’s recent play has drawn raves
Baltimore Sun | Oct 21