Baltimore Ravens: 5 best moves of the offseason
By Ryan Heckman
The bulk of the offseason is over with, and the Baltimore Ravens have made quite a few notable moves.
General manager Eric DeCosta started out the offseason with plenty of drama at the quarterback position, but obviously, that has since been resolved with Lamar Jackson inking a long-term deal to stay in Baltimore.
With OTAs in full swing and training camp around the corner, this team is pretty much set, aside from some other minor moves that might still be made -- or maybe one major move, but we'll see.
Looking at the offseason as a whole, which moves stand out as the team's best? Baltimore has done some really good things in terms of improving the roster, but these are the top five moves made by the front office.
5. The Ravens signing Rock Ya-Sin solidified a major need
For a large portion of the spring, the Ravens only had one starting cornerback in Marlon Humphrey. After not re-signing veteran Marcus Peters, Baltimore had a clear need going into the 2023 NFL Draft. The draft came and went, and the Ravens still didn't have a starter at the position.
Then, a few days later, Baltimore signed veteran Rock Ya-Sin, giving them a clear-cut second starter next to Humphrey. That might have been the team's most glaring need following the first wave of free agency and the draft, but Eric DeCosta made a wise decision when he signed Ya-Sin, who has been a fairly solid starter in this league for four years now.
In fact, you could argue that, based on his opposing quarterback rating allowed, Ya-Sin has gotten better and better over his four seasons in the league. Last year, he allowed a career-low 82.6 rating to opposing quarterbacks and gave up just one touchdown in nine starts.