1. Ricky Seals-Jones, TE
The Ravens were so intent on shutting down Odell Beckham Jr. and well, congratulations, mission accomplished.
The aftermath of that success though is some guy the casual fan would confuse as a Sea World attraction shredding up the defense for a wide open touchdown, and then another huge chunk yardage play that went for 59 yards in the third quarter that set up another score.
Seals-Jones’ emergence came at a time when the play of Browns’ tight ends was downright non-existent. Things were so bad following David Njoku‘s placement on IR, that the question of fixing the position became more important than correcting the issues on the offensive line.
On the 59-yard play, Seals-Jones was successful on a seam route, which is something Baker Mayfield loves to look for.
Hat tip to Browns’ coaches Freddie Kitchens and Todd Monkin for downplaying the role Seals-Jones would go on to play in this game. Demetrius Harris was talked about as someone who was needed to step up, yet it was Seals-Jones who was put in favorable positions to succeed.
Seals-Jones was claimed off waivers just before the start of the season. He started in five games last season for the Cardinals, but ended up playing in 15 contests, catching 34 balls for 343 yards.
The sky is the limit for 6-foot-5, 243 pounder, because with Njoku out, there’s a great need at the position and to this point, he’s the only one who has produced.