Baltimore Ravens offseason: Answering your burning questions

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Sep 21, 2019; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi (52) in the first half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /

Every week this season we did a Q&A. Ravens football may be done but the offseason is just getting started. It’s Q&A time:

@DJ_BMORE asks: What are the weakest positions in the draft that will make us address a need via free agency vs in the draft

Answer: Every year I get a ton of NFL Draft studying done. I must admit I am in a very early stage of the draft work process at the moment. I am starting to get it into a higher gear. Here’s what I can tell you right now. At offensive tackle, some of the bigger name prospects haven’t wowed me. Right now my draft crush for the Ravens is Samuel Cosmi out of Texas. That being said, Penei Sewell and Dillon Radunz haven’t wowed me.

If the Ravens aren’t convinced of the long-term stay of Orlando Brown Jr., they may feel like they have to take a tackle early. The Ravens have had some amazing success drafting offensive linemen later.

They’ve also seen reasons to prioritize it. They took Ronnie Stanley in the first round and he’s been great. They took Orlando Brown Jr. in the third round, but it’s important to remember that he would have been a first-round pick if not for the NFL Combine. Going after top talent for the offensive line may be a really good idea. If the Ravens have a chance to drop Cosmi, a player who puts players on the ground on the regular, I’d be very okay with that.

Here is what I don’t see a shortage on. I don’t see a shortage of options at wide receiver. I don’t see a shortage of options when it comes to defensive backs either. This is what the collegiate level produces.

College Football produces players ready to contribute in either the passing game or the pass defense side of things. Watching College Football all season, I can tell you that these are the players that caught my eye before I even started taking notes in my notebooks.