3 guards Ravens must consider signing after Kevin Zeitler departure

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1. Dalton Risner, Minnesota Vikings

Risner took a long time to sign last offseason, and he hasn't agreed to a deal yet this year as he tries to find a "starting guard contract" that pays him fairly. While the Ravens don't have a Scrooge McDuck vault of gold coins to throw at him, Risner is clearly the best option left on the market.

Risner was a solid left guard for both Denver during his first four campaigns and Minnesota, where he didn't allow a single sack last season. Risner may be limited to left guard exclusively, but he could be a much better player than Vorhees in a make-or-break 2024 season.

Dalton Risner could start for the Baltimore Ravens

Risner may be the only guard left on the market who could be a high-end starter, won't necessarily break the bank, and comes without injury concerns. Baltimore won't be the only contender with eyes on him, and a return to the Vikings is still a possibility.

The Ravens promoting some of their draft picks to starting roles is not a bad idea in a vacuum, but they can't lean on so many question marks in such an important season. Adding Risner to the team gives Baltimore a more reliable veteran presence who can provide solid play at a position of need in a year that could be a complete mess if they don't make it deep into the postseason.

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