7 safeties the Ravens could target in 2022 free agency

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4. Ravens target: Quandre Diggs

If the Ravens are looking to spend a little money on the safety position this offseason, one player who makes plenty of sense as a potential target is Quandre Diggs.

Diggs has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and has taken his game to a new level since leaving the Detroit Lions to join the Seattle Seahawks. As such, he’s expected to command a hefty price tag on the open market.

However, Diggs is coming off a major leg injury after suffering a dislocated ankle and a broken right fibula in his team’s Week 18 game. The hope is that he’ll be medically cleared by June, but the Ravens know all too well they can’t bank on things like that.

Diggs is a very good player who would fit the profile that they’re looking for, but his injury history and price tag might scare the team’s decision-makers away.

3. Ravens target: Marcus Maye

Another player coming off a major injury is Marcus Maye. Although in the case of Maye, he likely won’t command nearly the price tag that Diggs will.

For that reason, he might be my favorite safety target for the Ravens this offseason. Maye has spent the last five years being a good-to-very-good safety for the New York Jets.

Maye finished the 2020 season as PFF’s fifth-highest-graded safety and looked on the verge of securing a major payday. However, the Jets placed the franchise tag on him and he proceeded to tear his Achilles just a couple of months into his 2021 season.

Now, Maye finds himself in a situation where he might have to settle for a one-year prove-it deal in free agency. The Ravens would be wise to take a chance on a player who fits their scheme and has played at a high level as recently as 2020.