1. The Ravens must rebuild their offensive line
No position group is more crucial of a need this offseason than the offensive line. The Ravens could realistically be looking at 2-3 new starters up front — this coming just one year after significant changes were made to the same unit.
The only player guaranteed a starting role in 2022 is right guard Kevin Zeitler who played extremely well in his first season with the team. The rest of the offensive line remains a question mark.
The Ravens hope to have a healthy Ronnie Stanley back in time for Week 1, but as we saw this past season, that can’t be assumed. Right tackle is a big question mark that could be addressed this offseason.
Meanwhile, left guard is a jumbled mess with the likes of Ben Cleveland, Ben Powers, and Tyre Phillips all in competition for the starting job — assuming the Ravens don’t address the position in free agency or the draft.
Finally, even Bradley Bozeman’s job appears to be in jeopardy with the standout center seeming more and more likely to depart in free agency with every day that passes. The Ravens have some serious work to do this offseason, especially if Bozeman leaves.
With such little cap space, a lot of that work might have to come in the draft, perhaps as early as the team’s first selection. No matter what route they choose, it’s clear the position group needs serious help.
Protecting Lamar Jackson would be a top priority for the Ravens this offseason.