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The QB Commitment Index, Pre–Free Agency Edition - Danny Heifetz

2. Baltimore Ravens and Lamar Jackson: Relationship goals.

Few thought this relationship would happen. Even the Ravens passed up their first opportunity to take Jackson in the first round of 2018 before trading back into the first round for him. But once Baltimore saw what Lamar could do, they dedicated themselves to each other for the long haul.

That is the NFL MVP—Most Valuable Partner.

Toughest Ravens Decisions to Make This Offseason - Ryan Mink

Level of investment at wide receiver

The Ravens have a young, talented offense. They’re loaded at quarterback, running back and tight end. As far as skill positions, wide receiver is the area for growth. But how heavy should that investment be this offseason? Brown is in position to make a Year 2 jump and veteran Willie Snead IV will be back. Seth Roberts and Chris Moore are pending free agents.

Much of this depends on the level of faith in young wideouts Miles Boykin (a third-round pick in 2019) and Jaleel Scott (a fourth-round pick in 2018). Boykin was the toast of the town in training camp and the preseason last year, and he made some plays given his limited opportunities (13 catches, 198 yards, three touchdowns). Is Boykin ready for a starting role? Scott flashed his talent as well over the summer but was active for just three games and made one catch. Does Baltimore make a big signing? Use a Day 1 or Day 2 pick? Aim for the middle rounds again?

Ravens Sign Specialist/DB Jordan Richards to One-Year Deal - Todd Karpovich

Richards, 27, spent most of the season on special teams, finishing with seven tackles. He also scored a touchdown on a failed punt attempt by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular-season finale.

The Ravens uncharacteristically struggled on special teams last season. They finished the year ranked 27th among all teams, according to the NFL special-teams rankings compiled annually by Rick Gosselin for the last 41 years.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Browns trade Odell Beckham to Patriots, Chiefs land star running back - Will Brinson

Round 1 - Pick 28

K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE

LSU • SOPH • 6’4” / 250 LBS

The Ravens bring in some pass rush help with several key defenders heading to free agency. Chaisson showed how much of an impact he can have as LSU marched to a national title.