Despite the sky seeming like it is falling, the Ravens find themselves at 3-1 at the quarter point of the season. A record that is sure to have been taking by any fan if it were to have been foreseen in the offseason.
The quarter point of the season gives fans a good idea of where the team stands in terms of talent. We have a general idea of where this team is strongest and weakest.
The cornerback position is the one where the weakness is the most glaring. With the front office's sadly unavailing interest in Jalen Ramsey known, it is a safe bet to assume an outside corner will be added.
Here is my early top five:
- Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
- Tre'Davious White, LSU
- Teez Tabor, Florida
- Sidney Jones, Washington
- Cameron Sutton, Tennessee
* Wild Card: Quincy Wilson, Florida (game tape unavailable at the moment)
The Ravens invested in the pass rush department in the prior draft. Nevertheless, with the class being so strong and Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil not being close to their younger selves, the brass will be too tantalized not to invest. Some will point to Matt Judon and Kamalei Correa as the answer to the problem but Judon is one pass rusher while Correa is closer to a swiss army knife type than a true pass rusher.
Here is my top 5: (Since there's no way the Ravens will be drafting Myles Garrett, I'll act like he does't exist)
- Tim Williams, Alabama
- Carl Lawson, Auburn
- Charles Harris, Missouri
- Dawuane Smoot, Illinois
- Ryan Anderson, Alabama
*Wild Card: Jonathan Allen, Alabama (His NFL position is still unknown)
The offensive line and the safety position could be something the Ravens also address. However, we must wait and see if Alex Lewis and Jeremy Zuttah will turn their play around. The later might have already started, turning in his best game of the season by a wide margin against the Raiders. Safety could become a need if Lardarius Webb succumbs to injury. So far so good on that front.
Vote below for which position you think is the most likely to be addressed. We will start with the winner.