Baltimore Ravens Q&A What’s in store for the rest of the offseason?
It’s time for another Q&A with our readers. Ravens fans submitted their questions to me via Twitter. It’s time to get to some answers:
@snedjd asks: Given the draft and offseason acquisitions, what is still the greatest need for the Ravens?
Answer: The biggest need on this roster is hard to find. With the re-signing of Pernell McPhee, the Ravens should have enough help at outside linebackers. It may not be the most star studded grouping however it’s not too shabby and with the rest of the defensive additions it shouldn’t be a problem. The Ravens have given themselves a ton of options on the interior of the offensive line. Those were the biggest questions coming into the offseason and just about every other position is stacked in Baltimore.
Wide receiver is still a spot though, that I think the Ravens can improve. The Ravens talent at this position is almost entirely unproven. Signing a veteran wide receiver could make sense, yet at this point the Ravens almost have to roll with what they have. You’re not getting rid of Chris Moore because of special teams. It’s way too early to give up on Miles Boykin, a player speculated to have a big productivity jump in his second season. The Ravens just drafted two receivers. What is available that is worth fitting into the picture? Unless the Ravens are willing to go the Antonio Brown route (which they’re probably not going to) the receiving room is set.
Honestly the biggest need that the Ravens can still tackle this offseason is figuring out who will be the third tight end. The Ravens liked having three good tight ends who could do a bit of everything and Hayden Hurst is now with the Atlanta Falcons. If the Ravens want to kick the tires on a free agent tight end, they really only need a player who can come in and get 20-30 receptions and serve as a versatile blocker. A guy like Darren Fells would work. It wouldn’t be a flashy move but solid role player is all the third tight end has to be. Jacob Breeland could end up being the third tight end as an undrafted free agent.