Grading the Ravens’ post-draft ‘thrift’ roster additions

Ravens, Kyle Fuller (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens added a handful of players to their roster after the draft to fill different positions of need. We take a look at how those signings might pan out for the 2022 season.

While the Ravens’ draft haul was widely regarded as a success, the team placed more emphasis on player value than team need and ended the draft with just as many needs as when they started.

Dipping into the free agency pool, Baltimore then signed four “thrift” players to address its threadbare position groups, as listed below:

Will Baltimore get its money’s worth from these four players’ performances?

Here are our grades for each of the Ravens’ post-draft ‘thrift’ roster additions.

Ravens’ addition No. 4: Kyle Fuller

With the Kyle Fuller signing, the Ravens’ secondary is complete and stacked with some of the most elite defenders in the league.

In fuller, Baltimore finally gets its veteran cornerback behind Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters who can also help the rookies develop in the backfield.

The two-time Pro Bowler spent most of his tenure on the Chicago Bears, and one year he recorded a whopping seven picks in 16 games. Fuller serves as the model of consistency and has no troubling injury history, having played 16 games in each of the last seven seasons save for 2016, when he missed the entire year.

Given his production levels and his reliability, Fuller ranks as one of the team’s best signings so far this offseason and will provide much-needed insurance to the Ravens’ cornerback room.

Grade: A