Ravens' snap-count analysis: Secondary

The Baltimore Ravens blog is reviewing the breakdown of snaps at each position for the 2014 season:

SECONDARY (1,034 total snaps)

CB Lardarius Webb 741 snaps (71.6 percent)

S Darian Stewart 720 snaps (69.3 percent)

S-CB Matt Elam 605 snaps (58.5 percent)

S Will Hill 539 snaps (52.1 percent)

CB Jimmy Smith 443 snaps (42.8 percent)

S Jeromy Miles 315 snaps (30.4 percent)

CB Asa Jackson 310 snaps (29.9 percent)

S Terrence Brooks 226 snaps (21.8 percent)

CB Dominique Franks 183 snaps (17.6 percent)

CBS-S Anthony Levine 172 snaps (16.6 percent)

CB Rashaan Melvin 165 snaps (15.9 percent)

CB Danny Gorrer 147 snaps (14.2 percent)

CB Chykie Brown 131 snaps (12.6 percent)

S Brynden Trawick 50 snaps 4.8 percent)

How bad did injuries and bad play affect the Ravens' secondary? In 2014, there were eight cornerbacks who played over 130 snaps. In 2013, the Ravens only had three cornerbacks (Smith, Webb and Corey Graham) who logged in that amount of plays.

Webb led all defensive backs with 741 snaps, which was nearly 200 fewer than his amount of plays in 2013. He missed three of the first four games with lower back and groin issues. His snaps ranked sixth among AFC North cornerbacks this season.

Stewart didn't provide the same stability as James Ihedigbo, who led the Ravens with 1,027 snaps last season before signing with the Detroit Lions in free agency. Elam participated in 364 fewer snaps than a year ago because he was benched and started eight games at safety. Still, he had the third-most snaps in the secondary because he became the Ravens' nickelback.

After returning from suspension, Hill became a starter in the second half of the season and played 97 percent of the defensive snaps in the final eight games. It was the reverse for Smith, who played in 86.1 percent of the snaps in the first eight games before suffering a season-ending foot injury.

For the snap-count analysis of the Ravens' positions on offense, you can click here for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive linemen, defensive linemen and linebackers.