NFL.com has created a list of the weakest offensive and defensive position groups in the NFL. Luckily for the Ravens, they aren't featured on any of the position groups, which could be a little bit of a shock with one of the weaker secondary units last year due to injury.
Analysts could make a serious case for the Ravens having the weakest safety group. Despite having Will Hill on the roster, the lack of depth at both the strong safety and free safety positions should be a warning call. The group that did get the nod was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who snagged safety D.J. Swearinger on the waiver wire despite the Ravens also putting in for him. While the Ravens might not be deserving of the top spot there, the fact that they aren't even mentioned in the honorable mention section could mean good things about the safeties the Ravens have on the roster or it could just mean that the writer missed a glaring chance to highlight the Ravens here.
It is interesting when you see that there are a few Playoff caliber teams on the list for different positions. New England has the weakest cornerback group in the NFL according to Chris Wesseling. The Pittsburgh Steelers are honorable mentions at the safety, cornerback, and the 3-4 defensive line group positions. The Patriots and Cowboys share the weakest running back group.
Now it is worth noting that football is a team sport, so having a weak unit sometimes isn't the downfall of a team. But when you get into the playoffs, you are facing off against much better competition and will have coaches and players taking aim at the weaker units on your team. The Ravens saw that much of last year with an injured secondary putting in practice squad type players as starters and teams rallying through the passing game to keep games closer than they should have been or actually beating the Ravens when a tighter secondary would have secured the victory.
For the Ravens to not be featured on any position groups on this list is a positive if you are a Ravens' fan. Obviously injuries can still derail things as the season wears on, but to have a solid overall team, it means that the Ravens will likely stay fresh throughout the year and into the post season as they look to claim yet another Super Bowl victory.