With Ben Grubbs signing with the New Orleans Saints, and his likely replacement, Evan Mathis, opting to stay in Philadelphia with the Eagles, the Baltimore Ravens have a problem. Their offensive line is now incomplete with a huge hole in the left guard position. If the Ravens choose not to move someone like Jah Reid or Michael Oher inside to guard, they’ll have to address the problem through the draft. The only problem is, there’s not a surplus of interior lineman in this year’s draft class.
Peter Konz has been linked to the Ravens for awhile now. He will most likely be available for the Ravens at 29 and makes sense as he can take over for Matt Birk at center in the future. However, I question his ability to become a day one starter, especially at guard which is unnatural to him.
Whether the Ravens decide to take a risk on Konz or shuffle their line around, they’ll need to address left guard somehow. However, don’t worry yet because the Ravens faced a similar problem last year at tackle and addressed it by signing Bryant McKinnie who proved to be a valuable asset. If someone pops up in free agency, Ozzie and company will take a look and sign him if the price is right. We’ll have to wait and see.