5. Inside Linebacker:
The Ravens signed L.J. Fort and Josh Bynes while the 2019 season was underway. The signings got the Ravens through the season at inside linebacker, yet it remains a big need for the defense. This is an area in which the Ravens can improve in this offseason. The Ravens need better than just good enough from the inside linebacker position. The playoff game was an example of why the Ravens need to get better here. The fact that Derrick Henry had almost 200 yards on the ground is a fact that screams for more dominant play out of the inside linebackers.
The Ravens may have to solve this problem in the 2020 NFL Draft. The market being so high got them out of the running for C.J. Mosley last year. The price for a good inside linebacker is only seems to go up each season. The Ravens need to find a true replacement to Mosley. They need to find a three down linebacker and a leader for the defense. Instead of relying on several serviceable players, the Ravens need to find a play-making star with sideline to sideline speed. If the Ravens find the right linebacker, the defense will be much more athletic and formidable.
When you look at the history of the Ravens, the best inside linebackers have come through the NFL Draft. Ray Lewis was drafted in the Ravens inaugural season. The Ravens have drafted some good ones from Edgerton Hartwell all the way to C.J. Mosley. Look for the Ravens to spend a pick on the first or second day of the draft to add another name to the lure of Ravens’ linebackers.