clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Khalil Mack could destroy the Ravens offense by himself

New, comments
NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Post Marshall Yanda, the Ravens offensive line finds itself in dire straits. Their performance in the past two games has been as bad as the worst case scenario could conjure. Now, Khalil Mack, the best defensive player in the game today looms on the horizon.

While he is not an inside pass rusher by trade, like Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt - whom both had their fair share of plays in last week's game, with the former earning the AFC's defenisve player of the week - the Raiders would only be wise to use Mack inside on clear pass rushing downs. This would allow him to avoid chips, and if he is employed on stunts, this would put stress on an inexperienced offensive line to comunicate and pick him up.

The interior of the Ravens line is a mess. There is no counter to Mack as an inside pass rusher and he he has the strength, leverage and technique to find success there if used in a situational role.

The Ravens line finds themselves in trouble. There is no more depth, meaning that there are no changes left to be made. With their backs against the wall and the best pass rusher in the league on their doorstep, there will be now where to look but inwards.