- Daylon Mack
- Javon Hargrave
- Neville Gallimore
Losing Michael Pierce is going to be hard. His value to the team has often gone unnoticed because he plays such an unsexy position. Pierce is one of Baltimore’s better nose tackles of the last decade and it’s unlikely he comes back in 2020, as he’s likely to get a handsome new deal on the open market.
The Baltimore Ravens are pros when it comes to drafting for future needs, however, and last year’s fifth-round pick, Daylon Mack, is likely to be Pierce’s successor. Mack is a better athlete than Pierce is and seasoning him for a year will help him to break out in his sophomore season. Mack is one of my favorite players to pick for a big 2020 season.
There are some interesting free agents hitting Free Agency this year, but none more so than Javon Hargrave. Hargrave is an excellent pass rusher from the nose tackle position and he thrived in his four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. It would be so exciting to get stronger at a position of need and weaken a divisional rival at the same time. Hargrave would be costly, but he could prove to be worth the investment.
Through the 2020 NFL Draft, Neville Gallimore has my attention the most. Gallimore, similar to Hargrave, is a pretty darn good pass rusher from the nose tackle spot. He’s a little smaller than the mold of the type of player the Ravens value at nose tackle, but he’s just as effective. Gallimore could easily add more weight to his frame if need be, however.