Less talked about players the Baltimore Ravens could target in Free Agency
With free agency looming, all the buzz is about top-tier free agents. Let’s look at some more realistic options for the Baltimore Ravens.
NFL free agency is looming, and it’s getting to be crunch time for the Baltimore Ravens.
With the NFL’s legal tampering period being mere days away, and players being released from their contracts left and right in the time leading up to free agency, it’s going to be a wild week of speculation on potential additions to the Ravens.
Sure, the prospects of bringing in Kenny Golladay or Joe Thuney are great to think about, and the best-case scenario at their positions, but Ravens fans know that’s usually not the team’s modus operandi. With that said, let’s take a look today at some under-the-radar free agents that the Ravens could potentially look at bringing in on deals much cheaper than their highly-rated counterparts.
Edge rusher Carlos Dunlap:
As mentioned in the “Baltimore Ravens: Possible Cap Casualties To Snatch Up” article from last week, it’s looking even more likely that Yannick Ngakoue and Matt Judon will be heading off to receive greater paydays elsewhere. Neither of them received the franchise tag from the team, and both are considered amongst the most highly coveted options on the market at their positions. This leaves a massive hole in the pass rusher role that the Ravens will need to immediately address.
It’s likely that the Ravens will spend at least one draft pick at the position, and I’d bet the over on that seven days a week. Carlos Dunlap however, would immediately bring an established force to the front 7 alongside those young pieces, a force who’s spent his entire career playing AFC North football.
Coming off a 6 sack season, it’s unlikely that Dunlap will break the bank by any stretch of the imagination, but the consistency he’d bring along with the leadership role would be of extreme value. Rumors are already floating around that the Ravens may have interest in Dunlap, so don’t be surprised if we see this one inked next week.