AFC North Positional Rankings: Safety
Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive back Will Hill (33) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
3. Baltimore Ravens
FS: Kendrick Lewis
SS: Will Hill
It’s interesting to see both Pittsburgh and Baltimore respectively ranked fourth and third in the AFC North at the corner and safety positions. The 2015 season could be an absolute disaster for Pittsburgh and/or Baltimore if the team’s secondaries prove to be unreliable.
Kendrick Lewis was an interesting addition for Baltimore in this past offseason. The longtime Chiefs safety recorded two picks, one of which was a pick-six, last season as a Texan. He’s only picked off three passes in the past three seasons, but Lewis is still an upgrade for a Ravens secondary that was constantly picked apart in 2014.
Will Hill didn’t make much of an impact in his first season as a Raven, recording 47 tackles and a pick-six. He’s actually a pretty good coverage safety, but he’s not an outstanding tackler and he doesn’t make enough plays against the run. He doesn’t have much of a sample size with only three seasons pro (and three interceptions in that time), so watching him suit up for Baltimore in 2015 could be entertaining.