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Should the Ravens look at safety in the first round?

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Lardarius Webb's release would save cap space

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Safety was not exactly the problem in the Ravens secondary. Eric Weddle performed at an All-Pro worthy level, even if he struggled late in the season, (Carson Wentz barrelling into the end zone and the numerous crack blocks and pancakes he was a victim of against the Steelers). Lardarius Webb on the other end, struggled to start the season in his new position but improved as the year wore on.

Weddle is here to stay. Clearly nobody thinks otherwise. Webb however, could be cut. His release would free up $5.5 million. If the Ravens want to get younger, this is a move to make in efforts to sign a player, such as Stephon Gilmore or Nick Perry to bolster the pass rush or the cornerback position.

Releasing Webb is a decision structured around the strength the safety class.

Ohio State's Malik Hooker, LSU's Jamal Adams and Washington's Budda Baker are all bonafide playmakers, with Hooker perhaps boasting the best ball skills since Ed Reed and definitely since Earl Thomas and Eric Berry, as shown by his tremendous over the shoulder interception against Clemson. Jamal Adams perhaps is the better all-around prospect of the three, as he is polished in all facets of safety play. Baker is the lighter and smaller version of Adams who's size could be a detriment but who's insiticts are off the chart.

These three rookie safety prospects will be looked at more in-depth during the draft season.

The Ravens will have an interesting decision to make in regards to Webb's future.