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Ravens' offensive line performs well in the face of adversity

The front line managed to post a respectable end of season ranking, despite many things working against them.

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13th place doesn't exactly have a nice ring to it, but it's an accomplishment that the Ravens should be proud of. Despite so many injuries, including losing their starting center and missing the all-important left tackle for the majority of the year, the team still pulled through and had a respectable season. Pro Football Focus believes they were 13th-best in the league, down ten spots from last year.

Here is what the agency had to say about the team's front line.

13. Baltimore Ravens (3rd)

Pass-blocking rank: 15th

Run-blocking rank: 11th

Penalties rank: 13rd

Stud: Whenever Marshal Yanda retires, he’ll become a first-ballot PFF Hall of Famer—of that, you can be sure. He’s had his usual year, which is to say he’s our top-ranked guard.

Dud: Bad things happened whenever James Hurst was on the field. He’s just not at a level where asking him to protect a quarterback’s blindside is a smart thing,

Summary: Injuries really hurt the Ravens, so it’s impressive that the unit didn’t slide more than the 10 places they did. It wasn’t just the guy who couldn’t get on the field (Eugene Monroe), but also the drop off from Ricky Wagner, who had a rough season after his breakout 2014. With the talent on paper, they didn’t live up to expectations.

Hats off to the group for pulling through some tough times and turbulence. Chances are that they'll have to do it again in 2016. The contracts of both Kelechi Osemele and Ryan Jensen expire this offseason, and rumors are swirling of Eugene Monroe being cut. Add in LT Ronnie Stanley frequently being mocked to the Ravens in this year's draft, and you've got a very blurry picture of what the Ravens' offensive line will look like next season.