3. The team can never have enough depth:
Depth is very important to the Ravens and the reason for that is obvious. The Ravens injuries have been plentiful in the past few seasons. 2015 was a disaster where players went down left and right. The Ravens weren’t prepared and I doubt the front office ever let’s that happen again. The Ravens now have a deep offensive line, a deep secondary and a bevy of talent in the front seven. Newsome and DeCosta learned the hard way that a lack of depth can ruin a season.
Baltimore made six trades last month in the NFL Draft. They ended up with 12 picks, which means Newsome wanted to get a lot out of this draft class. The Ravens have more depth going into a season than they have in years. There are clearly defined plan B’s on this roster. That’s the good news. The bad news is that cutting down to a 53 man roster is going to require brutally tough decisions. Players that were on the bubble before the offseason began, probably will be cut this preseason.
These are the lessons that the Ravens have learned. Their decision-making has told us that. One final point to make here is that depth and looking to the future go hand in hand. If you have quality depth, you have players waiting for their shot. That’s why the draft class and the entire offseason is so impressive. The Ravens reshaped their roster in a huge way this offseason and the needle is pointing upwards for the first time in a while.