Moments after the Ravens wrapped up the 2017 draft, front office personnel met with the media, and assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said, "I think that one of our main focuses this offseason was to really work to improve the secondary and also the pass rush – two critical things. I think that we really have been able to do that."
Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis probably agree.
The Ravens' pass rush and secondary dominated Dalton and the Bengals, picking off Dalton four times and sacking him five times during a resounding, 20-0 season-opening Ravens victory. In fact, never before in franchise history had the Ravens recorded four interceptions and five sacks in a game.