3 moves Ravens can make with free cap space the NFL just gave them

The Ravens can afford to make a few more moves in free agency

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2. Bring in a high-end starting running back

The Ravens have been rumored to be looking at all of the top free agent backs in what is an uncommonly excellent year at the position, which doesn't bode well for Gus Edwards. With some extra wiggle room, Baltimore can still anger the analytics devotees by paying a top back while also fortifying the team around them.

The three-headed hydra of high-end running backs that will become available (assuming Josh Jacobs gets franchise-tagged) consists of Tennessee's Derrick Henry, New York's Saquon Barkley, and Dallas' Tony Pollard. All three were quality last season. Imagine them with Lamar Jackson running next to them.

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Henry's solid season with the Titans could be improved upon with better quarterback and offensive line play in Baltimore. Barkley will be in for a similar jump after leaving a bad offense with the Giants, while Pollard's big play potential might be what helps him earn a big open market deal.

Even if the Ravens whiff on adding one of those more popular names, they now have the ability to give Edwards a bigger contract after he proved to be a tremendous success in Todd Monken's offense. Baltimore has the chance to solve their running back question for the next few seasons in one fell swoop.