SB Nation recently polled Baltimore Ravens fans on which position the Ravens need most. The answer, unsurprisingly, is on the offensive side of the ball.
Nearly 50-percent of all Baltimore Beatdown voters believe wide receiver is the top need for the franchise in 2019.
This comes as no surprise. Willie Snead IV was the third receiver on the depth chart a year ago and is now the top-rated pass catcher for the team a season later. It’s also a constant need the front office addresses year after year. Maybe Eric DeCosta and the coaching staff can finally draft and develop a blue-chip receiver after all these years.
Coming in second, the offensive line. I’m confident this is in regards to the interior line as both LT Ronnie Stanley and RT Orlando Brown Jr. demonstrate good-to-great ability in their respective positions. The franchise didn’t pick up Stanley’s fifth-year option for nothing.
As for interior line, most of it is up-in-the-air. Both James Hurst and Alex Lewis are inconsistent at left guard and the same goes for Matt Skura at center. The great Marshal Yanda is still stellar at right guard, but he turns 35 during Week 2 of the upcoming season. It’s good to be a year early rather than a year late.
Finally, outside linebacker places third on the list with 16-percent of the vote. Fans are nervous about the young pass rushers Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams. Both Za’Darius Smith and Terrell Suggs are gone, leaving Matt Judon as the only player left with consistent production and playing time. Can’t blame the voters for wishing they had more in this premier position.
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