Though the Ravens were the 27th of 32 teams to finish last season, PFF ranked their roster as 17th. Though 17th isn't even top half in the league, ESPN Staff Writer Jamison Hensley thinks this is good news for Baltimore.
"But recent history says this middle-of-the-pack assessment is a sign of good things to come." Hensley wrote.
Jamison talks of previous years where in 2014 Baltimore was ranked 16th best and almost beat the eventual Super Bowl winning Patriots. The next season the Ravens roster ranked third and experienced the worst season under coach John Harbaugh.
Taking off the purple tinted glasses it is tough to argue the roster against others. Baltimore has two old pass rushers on the wrong side of thirty, one coming off his second Achilles tear. No true proven back-ups either have stepped forward. The Ravens also lost star left gaurd Kelechi Osemele to the Oakland Raiders. The best wide receiver on the roster is 37 years old. Baltimore has good depth, but lacking some serious star power here, and 17th is harsh but fair.
Not leaving on a bad note this team has fixed a lot of weak points. Adding wide receiver Mike Wallace, and tight end Ben Watson. Acquiring Eric Weddle through free agency, and drafting Kamalei Correa and Ronnie Stanley. This team is better than 17th, and expect to see a bounceback this season from the ugly 5-11 mark.