3 Ravens position groups that could be the best in the NFL in 2021

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1. The Ravens might have the best cornerbacks in the NFL

The other two position groups on this list are up for debate. You can pinpoint a handful of other teams that have stronger running back groups. There might be a team or two with a better collection of tight ends.

But without a doubt, the Ravens have not only the most talented, but the deepest roster of cornerbacks in the entire NFL. This isn’t a debate.

Marlon Humphrey is a top-five cornerback in football. Marcus Peters isn’t too far behind him. Together, the two represent likely the best cornerback duo in the NFL.

Even if it was just them, the Ravens would have a strong case for the best cornerback group in the league. But it’s the depth behind them that truly solidifies this notion.

Jimmy Smith is still a darn good player even as he nears 33-years-old. When healthy, he remains a rock-solid starting-caliber cornerback.

The same could be said for slot cornerback Tavon Young. Young has had his career decimated by injuries, but it wasn’t too long ago that he was considered one of the best young nickel corners in football.

Even Anthony Averett is another possibly starting-caliber player who just finds himself buried on the depth chart. That’s not even including the likes of Shaun Wade and Brandon Stephens, although the latter could see more time at safety.

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The Ravens are absolutely stacked at cornerback and without a doubt claim the title of the best cornerback group in the NFL.