It’s more likely that the Ravens will choose defense as their priority. It will require less work, and they have a track record of making dominant defenses. If this is their priority they should sign a pass rusher. If you follow Ebony Bird, you know I want a guy like Melvin Ingram. Signing Ingram would still allow the Ravens to sign a receiver that will come to town on a bargain. With their pass rusher need met, the Ravens could draft the best free safety or cornerback with the 16th pick. If Correa steps up, the Ravens defense will be fixed completely.
If the Ravens focus on defense they’ll have to be sincere about their desire to run the football more. It can’t be a catchphrase, it has to be a promise. A dominant defense and a ground and pound offense can work. The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 on defense. It would be fitting for the Ravens, of all teams, to win Super Bowl 52 with a glorious defense.
There are no right answers here. The Ravens probably can’t have the perfect team we’d put together in Madden. They can however have a dominant side of the football. They have to choose their priorities. If they try to have it all, they could end up with one or two crippling weaknesses. If they focus on one side of their team, they have the best chance of overcoming these weak spots.