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Ravens 2014 player rankings: No. 15

ESPN.com polled 18 Baltimore media members for their top 20 players on the 2014 Baltimore Ravens roster. The countdown will run through the middle of July, just before the start of training camp. You can click here for an introduction on how the blog put together the rankings.

Let's continue the countdown ...

No. 15: Jacoby Jones

Position: Wide receiver-returner

Total points: 124.

Highest ranking: No. 3. Lowest ranking: Not ranked.

What you need to know: Jones is one of the top playmakers on the team, but his 2013 was derailed because of a knee injury. He missed four of the first five games last season after a teammate ran into him on a punt return. Jones finished fourth on the team with 37 receptions. He ranked fourth in the NFL on kickoff returns last season with a 28.8-yard average.

Where Jones should be ranked: Even though the Ravens will never get consistent production out of Jones as a receiver, he is the biggest game-changer on the team. When the ball was in his hands -- as a returner or receiver -- he impacted more games than any other Raven over the past two years. If it was a big win, Jones usually had a hand in it. That's why I had Jones at No. 10 on my rankings.

File this away: In two seasons with the Ravens, Jones has scored 10 touchdowns in 28 games. Since 2012, his 29.8-yard kickoff return average ranks third in the NFL and his four returns for touchdowns (three kickoff and one punt) is tied for the most in the league over that span.

What the Ravens are saying about Jones: "He's a quality receiver. He's a special teams player, but he's also a guy that can do the things that you need to do to move the chains when you need to move them. It's something that he's probably grown into over the last three or four years as a football player. Without question, we believe his best football is in front of him." -- coach John Harbaugh

Here is the panel of voters: Morgan Adsit (WBFF-TV), Clifton Brown (Comcast SportsNet Baltimore), Jerry Coleman (105.7 The Fan), Bruce Cunnningham (WBFF-TV), Steve Davis (105.7 The Fan), John Eisenberg (Baltimore Ravens website), Pete Gilbert (WBAL-TV), David Ginsburg (Associated Press), Brent Harris (Comcast SportsNet Baltimore), Brett Hollander (WBAL Radio), Luke Jones (WNST Radio), Joe Platania (the Press Box), Gerry Sandusky (WBAL-TV), Mark Viviano (WJZ-TV), Aaron Wilson (Baltimore Sun), Matt Zenitz (Carroll County Times), Jeff Zrebiec (Baltimore Sun) and Jamison Hensley (ESPN.com).