The Baltimore Ravens are one of the lucky teams in the NFL that face the challenge of balancing the now and the future. While some teams are all in on winning a Super Bowl, and other franchises are focused on building their roster for the future, Baltimore is a team that’s a present-day contender, that also has a good foundation for the future.
One of the reasons the Ravens are set up for the future is because they have a lot of young talent, otherwise known as building blocks for the future. Obviously, the team has established stars that are still relatively young like Lamar Jackson, Roquan Smith, Mark Andrews, and Marlon Humphrey. However, this piece is about the guys that are even younger than them.
Who are the Baltimore players that are really early in their careers and have a chance to be impact players for the franchise over the next decade or so? Let’s take a look.
5. Tyler Linderbaum (Center)
Tyler Linderbaum plays a position that’s often overlooked, but it’s an important position and he deserves his credit. As the center of the team, every offensive play starts with Linderbaum. After being drafted with the No. 25 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Linderbaum slid right into the starting lineup and became a solid professional.
Again, he’s a lineman, so there aren’t a ton of fancy stats that can be thrown out, but Linderbaum did make the PFWA All-Rookie Team, so his ability is being recognized. Moving forward, there’s a strong chance that Linderbaum will eventually end up on a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team.
Being an interior offensive lineman for an offense like the Baltimore Ravens, Linderbaum will have plenty of opportunities to impose himself as a dominant lineman. Expect him to anchor the offensive line for years to come.