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Even during a bit of a down campaign in which he went without an interception, Weddle again showed off his elite coverage skills.

By Chris Burke
August 08, 2016

The Ravens, a team dying to find an impact safety presence ever since Ed Reed left following the 2012 season, are about to find out just how valuable Weddle can be. The version of Weddle that wrapped his nine-year run in San Diego was not the same player last season that he had been in the eight prior, with injuries and inefficiency around him hurting the cause. However, even during a bit of a down campaign in which he went without an interception, Weddle again showed off his elite coverage skills. Pro Football Focus graded him No. 2 against the pass among safeties, trailing only the now-retired Charles Woodson. Weddle also can be a sneaky presence as a pass rusher, getting into the backfield when asked to blitz.

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