2015 Baltimore Ravens Roster Breakdown: Safety

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Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) scores a touchdown in front of Baltimore Ravens strong safety Will Hill (33) in the third quarter during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

While cornerback gets a lot of attention as a position of dire need for the Ravens, safety was arguably just as weak in 2014.  The play of former first round pick Matt Elam was among the worst in the NFL, and now Denver Bronco Darian Stewart’s wasn’t much better. Terrence Brooks looked promising initially but injuries prematurely ended his rookie season.

Will Hill hit the field after his suspension to start the year and immediately helped to solidify this unit, however.  Jeromy Miles was solid as well, but he remains on the free agent market despite word that the Ravens are interested in resigning him.

All in all, the safety position is a fluid one for the Ravens, much like cornerback, but with only one true set-in-stone starter.

That means that this offseason will determine the future at the position, and the Ravens can only hope that the cream will rise to the top.  Safety is a position that is ripe with promise and high draft status, but the results have yet to match those expectations.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the current state of the 2015 Baltimore Ravens roster at the safety position, and make some predictions for the coming season.

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