7 biggest needs on the Ravens roster entering the 2022 offseason

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2. Ravens roster need: Defensive line

The Ravens need to build the trenches this offseason, and that starts with revamping their aging defensive line. Even if Calais Campbell returns, which seems more likely than not at the moment, this is still a major position of need.

Brandon Williams and Justin Ellis are free agents and neither offers much in the way of long-term stability. Williams was mostly a liability in 2021 regardless. The Ravens need a new nose tackle this offseason.

On top of that, the future of Derek Wolfe remains a complete uncertainty. Wolfe was forced to miss the entire 2021 season after undergoing hip surgery. It’s unclear if the team can depend on him this upcoming season.

Ultimately, the Ravens just need to get younger along their defensive line. The 2022 NFL Draft should provide ample opportunities to do that.

1. Ravens roster need: Offensive line

Rather than list individual needs on the offensive line, I figured we could just group it all together. No position group is more crucial to address this offseason than the offensive line.

Bradley Bozeman seems set to walk which adds yet another hole to an offensive line that already needed work. Ronnie Stanley’s health is a major question mark and it’s unclear what the plan is at right tackle.

Ja’Wuan James is a wild card and Patrick Mekari could realistically fill in at either center or right tackle. The left guard position is hardly solidified either with the likes of Ben Cleveland, Tyre Phillips, and Ben Powers occupying the spot for the moment.

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There are more questions than answers when it comes to the Ravens offensive line. The front office needs to work hard to answer those questions this offseason.