1. Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Ravens
If the Baltimore Ravens don’t keep Stanley Jean-Baptiste, the Cleveland Browns should seriously consider picking him up.
Jean Baptiste is still on the bubble even after leading Baltimore’s defense with a 31.3 game grade, in preseason Week 3, according to Pro Football Focus.
It bodes well for a defensive back when a quarterback doesn’t throw his direction, and that’s been the story on Jean-Baptiste, who’s been targeted just once in 27 defensive snaps entering the preseason finale.
Briean Boddy-Calhoun played some safety and could help out there in a pinch, but for Week 1, he seems to have solidified his role as the top nickel defensive back.
Jean-Baptiste was a second-round pick in 2014. He has two passes deflections and an interception this preseason.
Jean-Baptiste, 28, has been a part of five different organizations, with all stops ending the same way: The Nebraska product looking for a new job.
But he’s played well in practice and in games.
The four-game suspension of corner Jimmy Smith may be enough to keep him on the roster, but if not, Dorsey should come calling.