The Bottom Line:
Youth and inexperience is a double edged sword. It inserts a ton of new energy into the team, but it also means the team is leaning on unproven players. The Ravens have five position groups that are essentially filled with players that have something to prove. Most of the doubt comes from the offense, but the defense has questions to answer too.
The purple and black could have a strong season. There is a lot of reason for optimism. On paper, the Ravens should have a dominate defense and the offense should come along at some point. In actuality, the Ravens have to do it. The Ravens have to prove it. Baltimore wants to see a winner, and the organization made huge strides in the offseason. Harbaugh’s team has a lot to prove and a lot they need to go the right way.
I didn’t even talk about how Marlon Humphrey could play a huge role at cornerback in his rookie season. Nor did I touch on how Kamalei Correa could earn a starting role as a second year player. The point I’m driving home here, is that the Ravens inexperience can work both ways for them in the 2017 season.