3 players the Baltimore Ravens can ill afford to lose to injury
By Ian Schultz
2) Ronnie Stanley
I’ll start off by saying that Marshal Yanda could very easily occupy this spot. The Raven offensive line anchor for the last twelve seasons is the leader of the offensive line and a case could be made the Ravens couldn’t live without Yanda.
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There’s several reasons I went with Stanley starting with the fact that he’s the left tackle and protects the blindside of Lamar Jackson. The Ravens have built their entire offense around Jackson and the ability to protect him is paramount if the Ravens want to have a successful 2019 season.
Another reason for Stanley over Yanda is the left guard position is a major position of concern for the Ravens. Whether it be Alex Lewis, James Hurst, or Ben Powers, the position projects to be the weakest along the offensive line. Losing Stanley would likely put Jermaine Eluemunor at left tackle and the left side of the offensive line would be in disarray to the say the least.
The loss of Yanda would weaken the right side of the offensive line, but second year right tackle, Orlando Brown Jr, would still be over there, giving the Ravens one player that they have supreme confidence in. Losing Stanley would change the entire outlook of the 2019 season.