Option number two: Get a center in the 2021 NFL Draft
Baltimore could draft a center. But with the snapping issues they had is bringing in someone young and not yet experienced in the NFL really the answer?
Maybe we take Landon Dickerson or Creed Humphrey in the first round? Or the Ravens get lucky and they fall to them in the second round. I mean, depending on what mock draft you look at it, both options are possible. I don’t really want to take a center in the first round, though. I don’t think that would be the best player available.
Another possibility is to draft someone like Trey Hill at the end of the third-round or in the fourth-round. This option allows us to avoid risking a day one or day two draft pick on a center that may not pay off. Baltimore would have Patrick Mekari, Trystan Colon-Castillo, or even Bradley Bozeman to fall back on if this didn’t work.
As far as the draft goes, any of these options are okay with me. I just don’t believe the draft is necessarily the right way to tackle the issues at center.
The way I see it is that bringing someone else young in may end up having a similar effect. They may not be experienced enough to be consistent and reliable throughout the entire season. Honestly, if they are going to go that route, they might as well give Patrick Mekari or Trystan Colon-Castillo a chance to battle it out for the starting position.
I believe the draft will be a vital part of the Ravens 2021 offseason strategy, but I don’t know that it is the best option for fixing our issues at center.