Ravens Midseason Awards

Brown has been team's most dangerous playmaker, Andrews best rookie, Smith most disappointing

Team MVP: Wide receiver John Brown.

The Ravens signed Brown in the offseason to boost their downfield passing attack. He responded with several dominant performances. Brown has 31 receptions for a team-high 586 yards. He also leads the all receivers with four touchdowns. Brown signed a one-year deal to show he can be a top-tier player after dealing with injuries last season. So far, he is playing himself into a big payday.

Best Rookie: Tight end Mark Andrews

The third-round pick from Oklahoma battled some injuries and had an uneven training camp. However, he excelled during live snaps, prompting coach John Harbaugh to call him a “gamer.” Andrews took full advantage when fellow tight end and first-round selection Hayden Hurst went down with a foot injury. He appeared in every game and leads all tight ends with 18 receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Andrews is already drawing comparison to former Giants tight end Mark Bavaro because of his size and physical style of play.

Biggest Disappointment: Cornerback Jimmy Smith

The former first-round pick in 2011 missed the opening four games of the season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The Ravens have gone 1-3 with him back in the lineup. Smith had his first start Week 7 against the Saints and had one of his worst games as a pro. He had two pass interference penalties and allowed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. Smith struggled again the following week against the Panthers when he allowed receptions on five of six targets for 58 yards. He might be playing himself off the roster for 2019.

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