A Baltimore Ravens fan’s guide to Super Bowl LIII: Rams vs. Patriots

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks off the field following the New England Patriots 31-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on September 16, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks off the field following the New England Patriots 31-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on September 16, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 23: Lamarcus Joyner #20 and Aqib Talib #21 of the Los Angeles Rams break up a pass intended for Chad Williams #10 of the Arizona Cardinals in the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 23: Lamarcus Joyner #20 and Aqib Talib #21 of the Los Angeles Rams break up a pass intended for Chad Williams #10 of the Arizona Cardinals in the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Free agents the Ravens could poach from the Super Bowl teams:

The Rams have several free agents that make sense for the Ravens. Eric DeCosta should watch the game as one final look at some of the free agent talent he could be targeting. Here are the free agents from the Rams that make the most sense:

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  • Lamarcus Joyner (FS): The Ravens may or may not be done with Eric Weddle but they need a safety with range who can make some plays. Joyner is a former cornerback who plays safety. He has cover skills and is a really good athlete. Joyner isn’t exactly a ball hawk, he had just one interception this year. That being said he could be a good fit for Don Martindale’s defense.
  • Dante Fowler Jr. (Pass Rusher): Fowler Jr. was a high draft pick of the Jaguars in 2015 but he got hurt and it didn’t go the way Jacksonville had hoped. Now Fowler Jr. is with the Rams and he looks like a player who may be getting going. He only had two sacks in the regular season, but he’s had 1.5 sacks in this playoff run. The Ravens could lose Za’Darius Smith in free agency and Fowler Jr. could be a more affordable player.
  • C.J. Anderson (RB) : The Ravens don’t have their running back position locked up. C.J. Anderson has seen his career go from sinking to swimming full speed ahead this year. The Rams have used him as a change of pace to Todd Gurley and have also relied on his downhill running when Gurley was hurt. Anderson had three games this regular season where he totaled over 100 yards. In the playoff game against the Cowboys, Anderson had 123 yards on the ground.

Free Agents to look at from the Patriots:

  • Cordarralle Patterson (WR): Patterson isn’t a great receiver but he’s fast and he returns kicks very well. The Ravens are always looking to get better on special teams, and have had problems finding a return specialist in recent years.
  • Malcom Brown (DT): Brown is a decent defensive tackle. There’s nothing flashy about him. He just gets the job done in the trenches. This isn’t a huge need for the Ravens, but he is a player that decision makers in the NFL should have on their radar.
  • Jason McCourty (CB): McCourty is a reliable veteran cornerback. He’s 30 years old and he can still play at a high level. You can never have enough cornerbacks and the Ravens may have to move on from Jimmy Smith or Brandon Carr this offseason. At the right price and the right situation, McCourty could make sense.