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Roundtable Reaction: Ronnie Stanley signs five-year deal with the Ravens

The Beatdown staff share their thoughts on Ronnie Stanley sticking with Baltimore

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The Ravens’ get their guy; Ronnie Stanley gets the contract he’s earned. The team pays the price for a premium talent and arguably the league’s best blindside blockers. Of course there are concerns when this much money is on the line but Stanley earned this deal, full stop. —Kyle P. Barber

Nothing else to say but “great work.” The cap implications are big of course but in my opinion, that’s not as big of a deal at this point. That’s because Ronnie has shown himself to be the Ravens’ first answer for a stalwart franchise left tackle since Jonathan Ogden, and you don’t let those guys walk out the door willy nilly. There will be plenty of time to dissect the deal (as well as whether or not there will be a corresponding move), but for now, I am once again asking you to appreciate having Eric DeCosta as a general manager. — Jake Louque

Stanley has grown leaps and bounds since being one of the highest draft picks in Ravens history. Teammates often speak to his “perfectionist” approach to the game, which has resulted in him becoming one of the top pass protectors in today’s game. The Ravens have now extended their 2016 and 2017 draft picks to contracts with max values of over $200 million dollars. Marlon Humphrey and Ronnie Stanley epitomize the work ethic, talent and character that this franchise wants embedded into its foundation. — Spencer Schultz

Over the past few years, Ronnie Stanley has proven he is one of the premier pass-blocking tackles in the NFL. He made First-Team All-Pro last season and has shown no sign of slowing down. Currently, PFF has him ranked as the No. 2 pass-blocking tackle, No. 9 overall, and at only age 26, still has a lot left in the tank. The price tag is high, but there’s nobody in this world who can say he doesn’t deserve it. Neglecting your offensive line is one of the easiest and most dangerous things a front office can do, so it’s great to see Eric DeCosta get this done. — Peter Daubert

You love to see it. Locking up a talent like Stanley will be huge for the offensive continuity down the road (not to mention Lamar’s health). Good to see we can put speculation from some fans to rest that the Ravens might let Stanley walk and pay Orlando Brown Jr. to play left tackle at a discount. Would have been a huge mistake in my opinion. This organization doesn’t come across top 10 picks very often, but they sure make it count when they do. — Cassidy Higdon