The Ideal Offensive Line For The Baltimore Ravens
From Left To Right Tackle, This Is The Answer for The Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens drafted Ronnie Stanley with the sixth overall pick. They didn’t draft the tackle from Notre Dame to sit on the bench, but where will he play? The addition of Stanley gives the Ravens a few different ways they could shuffle the offensive line. Today we’re going to talk about the ideal line up and why it would work so well.
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The best entrance for Stanley into playing on Sundays is at right tackle. There he will get on the job training on the outside. There is less pressure on the right side than Joe Flacco’s blind side.
Eugene Monroe will be the left tackle. If he stays healthy, he provides a nice bridge year for Ronnie Stanley. We know Stanley is supposed to be the left tackle of the future, but there is no reason to rush him into that position. Remember when Monroe is healthy he is a solid player.
Now we have the tackles set into place. The Ravens are fortunate that they have players that can play multiple positions. Rick Wagner played right guard in his college days at Wisconsin. Wagner will move into the right guard spot. Marshall Yanda can do anything, so he will play left guard.
Now we have our tackles and our guards set. We know that Jeremy Zuttah is the starting center, so the ideal offensive line is formed. Yanda, Zuttah and Wagner make a really good interior of the line. The only questions are outside at the tackle positions. Can Monroe fight off the injury bug? Can Ronnie Stanley live up to the expectations of the sixth overall pick?
Having Monroe and Yanda on the same side of the field should behoove the Ravens rushing attack. They are two very good run blockers who should work well together. Wagner may play better at right guard than he did at right tackle. It is his more natural position.
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This is what I would decide if I were John Harbaugh. It is a simple solution. Stanley gets on the job training without the pressure of the left tackle spot, or learning how to play guard. Wagner gets to play the position he is best suited for. It literally makes sense from left to right.