Trying to win now is an obvious mandate for them. After being stuck in a cycle of mediocrity between 2013 and 2017, the Ravens have made three straight playoff appearances and been among the final eight in the last two Super Bowl Cheap Gus Edwards Jersey tournaments. They’re close enough to their goal to believe a few changes might make the difference.
And their sense of urgency is even greater, or should be, because their quarterback, Lamar Jackson, is due for a new contract at some point in the next couple years. His price point remains a question, but with a 30-7 Cheap Lamar Jackson Jersey regular season record as a starter and a league MVP award to his credit, he’ll surely command the largest contract in franchise history.
When your star quarterback is on the contract he signed as a rookie, as Jackson still is, it’s easier to do more with the rest of the roster. But addressing other issues becomes trickier once the quarterback is eating up Cheap Mark Andrews Jersey more of the salary cap with a new deal.
2021 NFL offseason: All 32 teams’ RB situations ahead of free agency, draft – Jeremy Bergman
Top backs: J.K. Dobbins ($1.3 million), Justice Hill ($1.04 million).
Mark Ingram walked so Dobbins could run. 2021 will mark a changing of the guard at RB in Baltimore, as Dobbins, the Ravens’ 2020 second-round pick, replaces the released veteran Ingram. Neither Ingram nor Cheap Nick Boyle Jersey Dobbins was the leading rusher in the league’s top rushing offense last season — that would be quarterback Lamar Jackson — and it was actually Gus Edwards who led all Ravens RBs in carries. But Dobbins outpaced Edwards in yards per carry (6.0 to 5.0) when he got the chance, finishing with a far superior 1.67 RYOE/attempt (third in the NFL), and Edwards, a restricted free agent, is, as of this moment, not under contract to return as a Raven. Still, Dobbins started just one Cheap Ronnie Stanley Jersey game in 2020 and didn’t prove he could sustain a starter’s workload until late in the campaign. Given that his current backup is Hill, who logged Wholesale Baltimore Ravens Jerseys just 17 touches in his second season in Baltimore, the RB Cheap Justice Hill Jersey room is crying out for a cheap veteran (Edwards or otherwise) to siphon off some carries.
Baltimore Ravens free-agency overview: Upgrading around Lamar Jackson – Jamison Hensley
Under contract: Mark Andrews, Nick Boyle, Eric Tomlinson, Jake Breeland, Eli Wolf
Game plan: This is a need that hasn’t Cheap Bradley Bozeman Jersey gotten as much attention as wide receiver and offensive line. The Ravens will look to bring in a pass-catching tight end in either free agency or the draft. Baltimore never really replaced Hayden Hurst after he was traded to the Cheap Orlando Brown Jr. Jersey Falcons last year, and Andrews is in the final year of his rookie contract.
Under contract: Ronnie Stanley, Orlando Brown Jr., Ben Powers, Bradley Bozeman, Tyre Phillips, Ben Bredeson, Patrick Mekari, Greg Mancz, Andre Smith
UFA: D.J. Fluker, Matt Skura
Game plan: Upgrading the offensive line is considered the offseason priority. Free-agent interior linemen such as Cheap Patrick Mekari Jersey guard Joe Thuney or center Corey Linsley make sense as well as a potential cap cut like guard Kevin Zeitler. Brown could get traded but it’s far from a given because the Ravens likely won’t deal him for anything less than a first-round pick.
Ravens Potential Free-Agent Target: Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr. – Todd Karpovich
Pros: Jones is a solid wide receiver that could provide quarterback Lamar Jackson with a solid, sure-handed target. Last season, he led Detroit with Cheap Ben Powers Jersey 76 receptions for 978 yards and nine touchdowns. After struggling to find wins with the Lions, Jones could welcome the opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl in Baltimore.
Cons: Jones turns 31 on March 12, so he would be one of the Ravens older players on offense. He has also dealt with some injuries over his career and was limited to nine games in 2018 because of Cheap Andre Smith Jersey a knee injury. Several teams will look to sign Jones as a free agent, so Baltimore will have some Cheap Ben Bredeson Jersey competition to sign him.
Outlook: Jones would be a good fit in Baltimore. He has the toughness and talent to make an impact and develop a rapport in the tight-knit locker room. Jones would also be less expensive than some of the other Cheap Eli Wolf Jersey free-agent wide receivers on the free-agent market and could sign for about $9 million to $10 million per year.
2021 NFL Draft: Landing spots for PFF’s top 10 offensive line prospects – Anthony Treash
T TEVEN JENKINS, OKLAHOMA STATE: BALTIMORE RAVENS
Jenkins was a mainstay on the Pokes’ Cheap J.K. Dobbins Jersey offensive line over the past three years, and he performed exceptionally well each season. He excelled in the run game, where he notched the second-best run-blocking grade Cheap Matt Skura Jersey among FBS right tackles in those three seasons combined. He intimidated edge defenders with his strength, resulting in a multitude of Cheap Tyre Phillips Jersey positively graded blocks as he rarely ceded ground. He was the only Power Five tackle to rank top five in both positively and negatively graded run block rate in 2020.
The rarity in Cheap Jake Breeland Jersey which we saw Jenkins go one-on-one on true pass sets in Oklahoma State’s offense is a minor concern, though. Just 128 of his 946 snaps in the past three years were true pass sets. That said, Jenkins posted Cheap D.J. Fluker Jersey an elite 90.0 pass-blocking grade on those snaps, which would have been the best at the position had he played enough to qualify.
Another concern is his shorter arm length, which could kick him inside at the next level. In an offense like Baltimore’s, though, Cheap Mark Ingram Jersey those concerns aren’t as prominent. He’ll hold up just fine in pass protection and would be a huge asset for the Ravens’ potent run game with his brute strength.