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Introducing Your 2014 Baltimore Ravens

Without including the draft picks and free agent signings over the next five years, here is a comparison of what I think the Baltimore Ravens starting lineup will look like in 2014, compared to 2009. This should spur some decent debate, so I'll throw out my picks and you tear me down in your comments. However, bring it with backup, not just reason-less disagreement!

Position                2009                               2014                                                   


QB                         Joe Flacco                     Flacco

RB                         Willis McGahee            Rice

FB                          LeRon McClain            McClain

TE                          Todd Heap                    Davon Drew

WR                        Derrick Mason               Marcus Smith

WR                        Mark Clayton                  Clayton

RT                         Willie Anderson             Michael Oher

RG                        Marshall Yanda              Yanda

C                           Matt Birk                           Chris Chester

LG                        Ben Grubbs                     Grubbs

LT                         Jared Gaither                  Gaither


DL                        Trevor Pryce                      Paul Kruger

DL                        Haloti Ngata                      Ngata

DL                        Kelly Gregg                        Brandon McKinney

LB                        Ray Lewis                          Jason Phillips

LB                        Terrell Suggs                    Suggs

LB                        Jarret Johnson                 Jameel McClain

LB                        Tavares Gooden              Gooden

CB                       Fabian Washington         Washington

CB                       Domonique Foxworth      Foxworth

S                          Ed Reed                             Haruki Nakamura

S                          Dawan Landry                   Landry

P                          Sam Koch                          Koch

K                         Graham Gano                    Gano

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know there's no way this is anything like what it will end up five years from now, but the foundation continues to be laid down by Harbaugh, Newsome and Bisciotti. Looks like the defense will still be in the league's top ten even without Ray, although perhaps not the top one or two, but who knows? The offense should be clicking under the veteran Flacco by then. However, it looks like we may still be without that one big name wide receiver unless one of these guys earns that title over the next few years or so.

So just trying to have fun, and take up some space. Let me know your comments and remember, this is without gaining or losing any free agents and forgetting about the studs that Ozzie and his team will draft us in the near future.