2. Daniel Faalele may not be the future for the Baltimore Ravens
When the Baltimore Ravens drafted Daniel Faale in the fourth round we all knew that this was a down-the-road move and not a move for the short term. However, the team did end up getting to see Faalele for 172 snaps, mostly in weeks three and four. Between that, and working with him for the year, they may be looking to push him, even as a backup.
The Baltimore Ravens drafted Sala Aumavae-Laulu in the sixth round. That does not mean much, especially when you consider the draft cost. However, Aumavae-Laulu played right tackle, and the Ravens project him as a right tackle.
When you think of the depth, Patrick Mekari has to be the backup at left tackle, while John Simpson will push Ben Cleveland at left guard. The Ravens signed Sam Mustipher as the backup center, and while Andrew Vorhees will not play this year, he would project to slot into right guard. So, it does leave Faalele or Aumavae-Laulu as the backup right tackle. Then, the winner of the backup right tackle job would be the favorite to start at right tackle when the team moves on from Morgan Moses after this year.
The thought all along was that Moses would have this year, and then Faalele would get years three and four to prove if he could earn a contract. However, now he has to beat out Aumavae-Laulu before that talk starts up, so things have changed a bit.