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Who Will Be A Breakout Player For The Ravens In 2015?

September 15, 2015

PressBox asked a poll of readers a trending sports question. Their answers appear below.

Stan "The Fan" Charles posed a question on Facebook, asking fans who they think will be the key factor or breakout player for the Baltimore Ravens this year and what will set them apart.

Detour Dave Sandler

First and foremost is the team's overall health. If the Ravens get lucky, that will go a long way. With that said, I like wide receiver Darren Waller to surprise, especially in the red zone with his 6-foot-6 frame. Defensively, I like Kyle Arrington to provide depth at corner and in dime packages. My prediction is the team will go 10-6 and earn a wild-card berth.

Tony Pente

On offense, I believe the breakout player will be tight end Crockett Gillmore. Gillmore has shown he can do more than block, and with Maxx Williams showing rookie growing pains and Joe Flacco's penchant for throwing to his tight ends, Gillmore will get a lot of looks. On the defensive side, nose tackle Brandon Williams looks like a beast just waiting to break out. With Haloti Ngata gone and Timmy Jernigan fighting injuries, Williams will see a lot of time on the field, and his talent will shine through in 2015.

Mitchell Pressman

The key factor, as always, will be health of the starters. The breakout player will be Joe Flacco. He's in his prime, looks more poised than ever and still has a great arm. The receiving corps is going to be his best ever, with strength at tight end, in the slot and deep.

Russ Dlin

The breakout player for the Ravens will be Will Hill. When he moved to safety the last seven games of the season, the Ravens went 5-2. He had 31 tackles, four passes defensed and a pick-six. He will need that kind of production for the Ravens to go deep into the playoffs this year.

Mark McGrath

Crockett Gilmore has more athleticism than you'd think and may quickly become a Joe Flacco favorite when defenses focus on Steve Smith Sr.

Bob Carrell

Wide receiver Darren Waller, the draft pick from Georgia Tech, will be the Ravens' breakout player. He has gone under the radar, and with size and speed, I think he will catch at least 30 balls this year. He gives Joe Flacco a big target deep and underneath. Other than Steve Smith Sr., the offense is lacking swagger.

Nick Slatkin

Wide receiver Kamar Aiken, for sure, will be the Ravens' breakout player.

Joey Merkel

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman's ability to get healthy and stay on the field will be key for the Ravens' offense. He was a raw receiver coming out of college, and it takes time to develop the chemistry necessary to be able to pull off deep passes consistently.

Issue 213: September 2015