The Baltimore Ravens sent three players to the 2019 Pro Bowl. Missing from that group was kicker Justin Tucker, which was a surprise to most. However, that wrong has been righted with Tucker being named to the Associated Press All-Pro first team for the third time in his seven-year career. In fact, Tucker was the only Ravens player to earn the honor this season.
Even though Tucker had some difficulties this year, missing the first extra point of his career, he still showed his trademark leg strength and accuracy. Baltimore has leaned more heavily on his leg to put points on the board at the end of this season, and in Week 17, Tucker was named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season.
In spite of Tucker’s uncharacteristic misses earlier in the season, he’s still put up a great season. He finished the 2018 regular season with an 89.7 percent success rate on field goal attempts, including hitting 5-of-7 from 50-plus yards.
On the second team were two other Ravens: linebacker C.J. Mosley and guard Marshal Yanda.
Mosley has been a large part of Baltimore’s top-ranked defense this season. Mosley’s efforts helped seal an important win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 17 to put the Ravens into the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
Yanda has been a stalwart of Baltimore’s offensive line for over a decade. Though the Ravens’ rushing attack got off to a poor start to begin the season, the final seven weeks of the regular season saw Baltimore put up 1,607 rushing yards.
Source: Ravens Wire | Matthew Stevens | Jan 4, 2018