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Analyzing the Ravens offensive roster heading into the 2020 NFL Draft

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Can we gain insight from observing the pre-draft roster?

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The NFL Draft is steadily creeping closer and with free agency cooling off, it’s time to observe the roster from afar and assume the direction for the Baltimore Ravens.


Quarterback

  • Lamar Jackson
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Trace McSorley

It’s hard to see the Ravens going quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, seeing as they have three on the roster, including the second-ever unanimous League MVP. There may be a fifth- or seventh-round flyer but that would leave the Ravens with four quarterbacks on their 90-man roster. I don’t see this happening unless they dislike what they’ve seen from McSorley or there’s a trade lined up with RGIII.

Running back

  • Mark Ingram II
  • Gus Edwards
  • Justice Hill
  • Patrick Ricard - Fullback

There’s more likelihood in the Ravens going UDFA in this field than elsewhere. The Ravens often find solid production from UDFA talent in this area, including names such as Priest Holmes, B.J. Sams, Gus Edwards and Patrick Ricard. They may seek out a running back in the draft but I don’t see it as likely.

Wide Receiver

  • Marquise Brown
  • Willie Snead IV
  • Miles Boykin
  • Jaleel Scott
  • Chris Moore
  • De’Anthony Thomas
  • Sean Modster
  • Antoine Wesley

Eight names but only two of them are recognizable on the field. Snead has demonstrated his value moving the chains and blocking downfield while Hollywood showed he can burn past All-Pro defensive backs. Boykin is looking like a solid third option to bring about a solid and unique trio but we don’t know for sure how much his skill will elevate in year two. This is an area I strongly expect the Ravens to go in the 2020 NFL Draft, especially with such a deep draft for the position.

Tight End

  • Mark Andrews
  • Nick Boyle
  • Charles Scarff

With Hayden Hurst in Atlanta, the Ravens now possess two solid tight ends as opposed to three, with Scarff unproven. The Greg Roman scheme might use tight ends more than any other team in the league and if a run on wide receivers go early and leave the Ravens to miss out, it’s not out of the question for them to replace the Hurst trade with another solid weapon for Jackson to target. It’s nowhere near a need for the team but finding value in the draft is important.

Tackle

  • Ronnie Stanley
  • Orlando Brown Jr.
  • Andre Smith
  • Will Holden

Two studs to bookend the blocking but the depth isn’t all there. I once again don’t see this as a great need similar to tight end but if the Ravens can find a value pick such as a swing tackle or a tackle with some mobility for starting at guard, there’s no doubt they’ll pursue it.

Interior Offensive Line

  • Matt Skura
  • Bradley Bozeman
  • Patrick Mekari
  • Ben Powers
  • R.J. Prince

The list looks far less talented without seven-time All-Pro no longer on the roster. Baltimore will undoubtedly address this position group in the draft. If they don’t, they will do so because their confidence in three of these names has sky-rocketed into locked-in starter without worry. Highly unlikely, though.