Before NFL Free agency and the NFL Draft, let’s look at what the Baltimore Ravens should feel best about. Here is a look at the confidence level I have in each position group on offense and defense, as it stands mid-February.
- For this evaluation I will be using a scale of 1-10. 10 means I have the most possible confidence in a position group. 1 means I have nothing but concern at this position. Let’s do this:
The fact that the Ravens have the second unanimous NFL MVP at this position says everything you need to know. Lamar Jackson just completed his first season as a starting quarterback. He is already one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He was a first team All-Pro selection and the leader in Pro Bowl votes. Jackson is a star. When you add the fact that Robert Griffin III is one of the better backups in the NFL (and the perfect backup for Jackson), the Ravens are completely set at this position.
Running back: 8
If the Ravens don’t add to the running back position they will be fine. Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are a great combination. Ingram is coming off a great season. He averaged five yards per carry and reached over 1,000 yards in his first year with the Ravens. Ingram offers veteran leadership and is one of the most important players on the team.
Edwards had another strong showing in 2019 and with Ingram he completes a perfect tandem. Hill has the potential to develop into a real weapon for this team. The Ravens could always add to the position though things are certainly comfortable at running back.
Project Pat is one of the most underrated players on the entire roster. Pat Ricard is a fullback who is one of the best lead blockers in the league. Ricard is arguably the best fullback in the league.