2. The Ravens defense has this covered
When I say the Ravens defense has this covered, I mean they have everyone covered. At safety they have Earl Thomas III and Chuck Clark. That’s a Pro Bowler and a leader who wore the green dot on his helmet last year. At cornerback the Ravens have Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith and the return of Tavon Young to look forward to. For those keeping score at home that is two first team All-Pro cornerbacks, an experienced stud and a really good corner over the slot. The secondary is incredible. It may be the best secondary the Ravens ever had and it’s certainly the best secondary the Ravens have had since Ed Reed‘s last season in Baltimore.
The Ravens defensive line prowess has already been brought up, but yeah it’s worth repeating how good it’s going to be. The Ravens defensive line should be an upper echelon unit with plenty of depth. At inside linebacker the Ravens have two rookies that I valued as top 25 players in this draft class. Malik Harrison’s fall to the third round is one of the big shockers of the 2020 NFL Draft. Harrison is going to make the run defense a lot better. So will Patrick Queen, who may end up being one of the best all round linebackers in the NFL. You can’t accuse the Ravens of ignoring the defense.
In terms of talent the defense in Baltimore has more than any team in the league. Though the pass rush wasn’t great last season Don Martindale led one of the best defenses in the league last season. It’s going to be a better defense. Running the football is going to be a non-starter against this defense while passing the ball is going to be playing into the strength of the team, an elite secondary. Worrying about this defense is just wasteful negative energy.