Ravens LB named to NFL All Under 25 Defensive Team by CBS Sports
The Baltimore Ravens have many young players on their roster who have immense upside and potential. The team values stacking depth over depth, and part of that strategy is picking young players in the draft for positions that aren’t considered massive needs, as well as signing a few free agents who could flourish despite limited experience.
A key contributor who has shown plenty of flashes so far is Baltimore inside linebacker Patrick Queen. When creating his NFL All Under 25 defensive team, CBS Sports’ Tyler Sullivan gave Queen one of the nods at inside linebacker alongside former LSU teammate Devin White, now of the Tampa Buccaneers. Bay. Sullivan explained that Queen had a strong start to his NFL career, discussing some of his stats.
“Patrick Queen had a steady start to his career after Baltimore selected him in the first round of the 2019 draft. He was immediately able to total over 100 tackles in his rookie year, which helped him finish third of the 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year vote. He followed that up with another strong season in 2021 where he played all 17 games and had a team-high 98 tackles and career-high 10 tackles for a Queen had a 2021 PFF rating of 65.9 and a pass completion rate of 17.2, both of which ranked 13th among linebackers.
Although Queen wasn’t the most consistent player in his first two NFL seasons, he was able to string together some really good streaks. With another year under his belt and another offseason to perfect his game , the third-year linebacker could make a lot of noise for the Ravens’ defense in the 2022 NFL season.