Five Ravens whose stock rose after the first preseason game
The game might not have meant much, but playing well is playing well, and the Ravens had several players who did that in Thursday night's preseason opener. This week's Five for Friday hits on five players whose stock surely rose with the coaching staff after the 23-3 exhibition win over the San Francisco 49ers.
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Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro( Evan Habeeb, USA Today Sports / August 8, 2014 )
Fourth-round pick Lorenzo Taliaferro's running style hasn't come through much in preseason practices, but put him out there where he can bounce off and run through defenders, and it's clear why the Ravens added him as a change-of-pace back in the draft this year. Taliaferro impressed more in a couple of series Thursday night than he had in three weeks of training camp, but I'm sure no one would rather he be a practice superstar than a game one.