3. Bradley Bozeman, C, Ravens
Bradley Bozeman is one of just two returning starters from the Ravens’ 2020 offensive line. Although he won’t be asked to play the same position he did a year ago.
Bozeman will be moving back to center — a position he played in college at Alabama. After two years as Baltimore’s starting left guard, Bozeman will be tasked with providing a long-term solution at the center position.
At least the Ravens hope it will be long-term.
A sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Bozeman will be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2021. And if he plays well this season, he’ll more than have earned a new deal.
Bozeman has been a rock-solid starter over the last two years. While far from a star, Bozeman has been a model of consistency having started 32 consecutive games since 2019.
He’s posted Pro Football Focus grades of 63.8 and 63.6 in 2019 and 2020 respectively finishing anywhere between the 35th and 41st guard in the NFL.
That’s a respectable showing, but there’s reason to believe he’ll be even better playing his natural position.
Bozeman’s performance this season will dictate much of the success (or lack thereof) the Ravens offensive line has.
After dealing with some recent struggles at the center position, the Ravens are hoping that Bozeman could provide the same stability and dependability to his new position that he did at left guard.
If he does so, expect him to earn a shiny new extension in the near future.