7 safeties the Ravens could target in 2022 free agency

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6. Ravens target: Anthony Harris

The Ravens are a little tight on cap space this offseason which might prevent them from targeting any of the big-name safeties on the market. One value option could be Anthony Harris.

Harris is an experienced safety with seven years of NFL experience under this belt. After six years with the Minnesota Vikings, including a 2019 season that saw him lead the NFL with six interceptions en route to being named PFF’s No. 1 ranked safety, Harris joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020.

He once again filled the role of experienced, reliable starting free safety starting 14 games and serving an important role as a leader on the Eagles’ defense.

Harris is at his best when he can show off his range and ball skills. That’s the type of player the Ravens need in their secondary, and he’ll likely come at a very affordable price.

5. Ravens target: Kareem Jackson

If you’re looking for veteran experience on the open market, you probably aren’t going to do much better than Kareem Jackson. Even at 33-years-old, Jackson is still a quality NFL starter.

The longtime Houston Texans cornerback switched over to safety which is where he spent the last three years of his career with the Denver Broncos. And he’s played at a pretty high level too.

Jackson ranked as a top-seven safety in the NFL in both 2019 and 2020 before taking a major step back in 2021. Truth be told, Vic Fangio’s single-high scheme emphasized Jackson’s deficiencies.

Jackson doesn’t have the range that he once did, but as part of a Cover-2 heavy scheme, he could still find some success. He’s not a perfect scheme fit for the Ravens, but he should be cheap and a reliable starter nonetheless.