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The best offensive players the Ravens will face in 2017

NFL: AFC Wild Card-Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens will face some of the best offensive playmakers in the NFL next season. The list of quarterbacks on their schedule looks especially daunting. And per usual, the secondary will be tasked with defending dangerous receivers on a near weekly basis.

Quarterback - Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers is a two-time league MVP and arguably the best quarterback of his generation. The Ravens will also meet Andrew Luck and Derek Carr, two of the top young signal callers in the NFL.

Running Back - Le’Veon Bell

A two-time All-Pro, Bell’s only competition for most dynamic back in the league is Arizona’s David Johnson. Other bruising runners that will test Baltimore’s run defense include DeMarco Murray, Jordan Howard and Jay Ajayi.

Wide Receivers - Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Jarvis Landry

Receiver matchups never seem to grow any easier for the Ravens. Brown and Green are among the top pass catchers in the country. Landry earned the third spot ahead of Jordy Nelson, T.Y. Hilton, Amari Cooper, Stefon Diggs, DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson due to his prowess out of the slot.

Tight End - Delaine Walker

The Ravens will catch a break next season by avoiding most of the best tight ends in football. Tennessee’s Walker is considered to be a better player than the Bengals Tyler Eifert based on his superior blocking ability.

Offensive Tackles - Joe Thomas, Jack Conklin

Thomas has consistently graded among the best left tackles for a decade while Conklin turned in an impressive rookie season on the right side. Other tackles of note on the Ravens schedule this fall are Taylor Lewan, David Baktiari, Donald Penn and Bryan Bulaga.

Interior Lineman - Kelechi Osemele, David DeCastro, Rodney Hudson

Former Raven Osemele is perhaps the second best guard in the league, behind only current Raven Marshal Yanda. DeCastro edged out Gabe Jackson and Kevin Zeitler for the right guard spot. Hudson beat out Bears up-and-comer Cody Whitehair as well as the Pouncey twins at center.


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