On Thursday, Patrick Mekari celebrated turning 23-years-old. Mekari, along with teammates Patrick Queen and Sam Koch, celebrated their August 13 birthdays by putting on the pads and getting to work. Mekari expressed his gratitude with a post on Twitter which included an image.
Grateful to be working on my birthday #23 pic.twitter.com/qEYRQPNlEq— Patrick Mekari (@PMekari) August 14, 2020
The image posted online offers a possible glimpse at the current starting lineup for the Ravens offensive line. Orlando Brown Jr. is at right tackles, which leads us to believe this is the starting unit. Also, Bradley Bozeman, who was the starting left guard last season, is also in the image at left guard once again. Mekari, just like the two previous, is an assumed starter with Matt Skura still on the PUP list.
Of course this is all speculation but there may be some truth to the matter as the most recent Final Drive with Garrett Downing discussed the very same topic. Downing goes through the same process of discussing the current lineup. He says the Ravens tackles are set with Brown Jr. and Ronnie Stanley, and follows up with Mekari being the center after Skura was sidelined and Bozeman was last seasons left guard. The next person mentioned is Fluker when talking about the vacant right guard position.
"It's going to put a premium on how these practices go. Every rep is going to have added value on it." pic.twitter.com/bXA66VDrRi— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 13, 2020
This could be an image of the current starting lineup, with emphasis on the word current.
A lot can change between now and Week 1 next month. But, as it stands, D.J. Fluker, the eight-year veteran lineman, looks to be the early favorite to start at right guard.