Marshal Yanda named the best Raven of the past decade by Pro Football Focus.
By Michael Kaskey-Blomain
August 25, 2016
The Baltimore Ravens have had a lot of talented players pass through the organization over the past decade, and of all of them, G Marshal Yanda is the best, according to Pro Football Focus.
PFF recently picked the best player on each NFL team over the past decade, and Yanda was their selection for the Ravens.
Here's what Pro Football Focus had to say about Yanda as the best recent Raven:
"Right now, Marshal Yanda is the best guard in football, and he could well have been one of the best right tackles in the game had the Ravens kept him there, rather than moving him inside. He made the PFF All-Decade team, and including the postseason, has played 9,188 snaps for the Ravens since entering the league in 2007. Terrell Suggs was the other obvious candidate, but Yanda’s peak has been higher."
Yanda was selected by Baltimore in the third round (86th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has been named to four All-Pro teams and five consecutive Pro Bowls since 2011. The Iowa product was also a member of Baltimore's Super Bowl XLVIII Super Bowl-champion team.