The Baltimore Ravens could be interested in Muhammad Wilkerson to sure up their defensive line. There is a case to be made for signing the powerful defensive end. There is also a case not to:
Could the Baltimore Ravens add to the defense in free agency? Muhammad Wilkerson ended up being a salary cap casualty of the New York Jets. This means Wilkerson is now available in the free agent market. When free agency gets under way, the Ravens have to consider bringing in Wilkerson. While defensive linemen are not at the top of the Ravens priority list, he would be an upgrade for their defensive front.
Wilkerson is a 28-year-old defensive lineman who is listed on NFL.com as 6’4″ and 315 pounds. He had 46 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception this past season. In 2015, Wilkerson had 12 sacks and he’s had at least three sacks in every season of his career. Wilkerson is still a strong force. The Ravens surely won’t be the only team in the running to be his employer.
When free agency starts the fanbase wants to see wide receivers and tight ends ink deals. Signing Wilkerson would certainly give alarm to the fans about the Ravens priorities. That being said, the fans aren’t going to be pleased until Baltimore sees playoff football. If Ozzie Newsome and GM to be, Eric DeCosta, think this gives the Ravens a better shot at the playoffs, they can make the move.
Let’s talk it out. Let’s look at the pros and the cons. Should the Baltimore Ravens bring in Wilkerson to beef up the defensive line? Should the Ravens ignore Wilkerson and prioritize their other needs?