Adding one player from every team to the Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens have themselves a heckuva good roster, but it could always be better. Here, we pluck one player from every team to add to the Ravens.
The Baltimore Ravens top to bottom is arguably the best team in the NFL. There are few, if any, glaring weaknesses on the team that wasn’t addressed this offseason. This team also returns 11 Pro Bowlers from a year ago, including league MVP Lamar Jackson. This team is firmly marked “Super Bowl heavy-weight” for 2020 and beyond.
Still, a guy can dream and think about who else would look good in a Ravens jersey. In fact, it got me thinking about who I would take from every other roster to put on this 2020 Ravens team. And full disclosure: this is in a world without a salary cap and where we wouldn’t have to move any assets to get these guys. It’s literally taking one player from one team and placing him in Baltimore. There’s nothing more to read into it than that.
So if we could have it our way, these are the 31 players we’d love to steal from the 31 other NFL teams and add to the 2020 Baltimore Ravens:
Cincinnati Bengals: Jonah Williams
While Jonah Williams missed the entirety of his rookie season he can still be one of the AFC North’s best offensive linemen. He’s as clean as they come as a pass protector with some upside as a run blocker. I suspect he’ll be one of the Bengals most important players in 2020, but the Ravens would love to throw him inside at guard and see him become a Zack Martin-level player.
Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett
Myles Garrett has a legitimate argument to be made for being the best defensive player in the AFC. Forget about what you may think of him as a person. The fact is Garrett is ferocious off the edge and the Ravens are lacking an elite outside rusher. Garrett would be near the top of my list for adding one player as a whole from the league.
Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt
T.J. Watt was almost the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 and looks to be one of the league’s premier edge rushers as a whole. His best days are ahead of him, too. Watt is a terrific fit for the Ravens 3-4 defense and would make sweet music across from Matt Judon