The defense can be great:
When it comes to the defense, there are a few question marks, but those questions are for the defensive line and not the secondary. The Baltimore Ravens have one of the best secondaries in the NFL with players like Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, and Earl Thomas all coming back for next year. Those three players are massive contributors to the defense and some of the best at their respective positions in the NFL. With an offseason together they can get better and be even stingier in the passing game. The front office should bolster this group by adding a player or two in the later rounds of this year’s draft.
The biggest question mark for the Baltimore Ravens is on the defensive line. With free agents like Matt Judon and Michael Pierce coming up, the team will need to get creative to make the line better. The route that Baltimore usually takes to replenish a position is through the draft and this year the Ravens have quite a few picks to work with.
In the 2020 draft, the team is projected to have quite a few picks because of the compensatory pick formula. It would not shock me if the Ravens use four or five of their picks on the defensive line because the Ravens need an influx of talent. The players Baltimore has are solid, but there is not a player that requires a double team on every play. Hopefully, the Ravens can find a truly dominant defensive lineman in this draft, something the team has been missing for some time.
Though the 2019 season ended in disappointing fashion, the Baltimore Ravens are set up for long term success. They have so many pieces in place and need just a little bit more to become a super bowl winning team. This offseason Ravens fans will see what Eric Decosta and Ozzie Newsome come up with to make one of the best teams in the NFL even better. I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for the Baltimore Ravens.