Offensive Linemen: Ronnie Stanley, Kelechi Osemele, Matt Birk, Marshal Yanda and Orlando Brown Jr.
Last but not least, we have to talk about the offensive line for this All Decade team. We’re going to go left to right here, to make the best possible offensive line from this portion of Ravens’ history. We start at left tackle and the obvious fill in here is Ronnie Stanley. Stanley earned a Pro Bowl nod this season and has become one of the best left tackles in the NFL. The only good thing about the Ravens horrible 2015 season was that it put them in position to draft Stanley. The Ravens were more enamored by Jalen Ramsey and kind of got stuck with Stanley. It worked out very well for the Ravens.
Now we’re getting to three straight Super Bowl champions for the Ravens in Kelechi Osemele, Matt Birk and Marshal Yanda. Osemele was a great left guard for the Ravens. He replaced Ben Grubbs very successfully. Osemele was a great run blocker who had the versatility to play left tackle when the needed. He got a huge deal from the Oakland Raiders after the 2015 season.
Matt Birk played for the Ravens from 2009-2012. He was arguably the best center the Ravens ever had and he retired after winning Super Bowl XLVII. Marshal Yanda has spent his entire career with the Ravens and he’s probably a future member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His inclusion on this team is about the most obvious thing of all-time.
Orlando Brown Jr. was drafted in 2018 and he already merits inclusion in such elite company. He has the potential to be great and he’s a very strong performing right tackle at the moment. Brown Jr. beat out players like Michael Oher and Rick Wagner to get on the All Decade Ravens team. Stay tuned to Ebony Bird, as the All Decade defensive roster will be coming out soon!