3. Inexperience at center:
The most experienced player the Ravens have that can play center is Ryan Jensen who has started nine games in the past two seasons along the offensive line. Jensen hasn’t proven to be all that good or all that bad, meaning he’s been solid backup material. Now Jensen has to compete for a starting role with Matt Skura. The center, which is supposed to be the quarterback of the offensive line, will be an inexperienced player no matter what.
The Ravens hope Joe Flacco is ready to get going by the start of the 2017 season. If Flacco is the quarterback, he isn’t the best escape artist. If he isn’t Ryan Mallett is even more of a stationary target. Mid-line pressure could make the Ravens passing game a problematic thing. Trouble at center also means the running game will have a hard time getting going. The Ravens are leaning on unproven players to say the very least.
The offensive line remains a really big concern. Nico Siragusa could have figured into the starting offensive line. John Urschel could have too. The Ravens options are scanty and they need things to go right up front.