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Preston: Despite injuries, Ravens have young core that lends hope for future

Preston: Despite injuries, Ravens have young core that lends hope for future

The Ravens have taken a lot of criticism about previous drafts, but if the 2017 class pans out the team appears to have built a strong foundation for the future.

It takes three or four years to evaluate the success of each draft, but the Ravens seem to have put together back-to-back good classes starting in 2016. Combined with several decent rookies in 2015, the Ravens have loaded up on defense and have good overall depth.

In two preseason games, the Ravens have routed the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins. But the most telling part has been in the second half when both teams have their young players on the field. The Ravens have scored 28...

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