Eric DeCosta reveals Ravens NFL Draft plans in strong offensive class

The Ravens are getting reinforcements on the offensive side.
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The Baltimore Ravens have one of the strongest defenses in the league and an MVP quarterback in Lamar Jackson, but most of the team's big holes heading into the 2024 NFL Draft are on the offensive side of the ball. GM Eric DeCosta is well aware of the team's shortcomings in this area.

The Ravens need to figure out what their offensive line is going to look like while also coming up with a plan to get Jackson some more perimeter talent at wide receiver. DeCosta lucked out by coming into the 2024 Draft, which is strong in both of those areas, in need of more standout young performers.

DeCosta made mention of how deep the offensive line and wide receiver classes are this year. Not only is the executive signaling that he is going to look to improve those areas on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft, but he could also spend most of Day 2 trying to figure out the best way to get extra depth in these key areas.

DeCosta also said there is a "pretty strong chance" the Ravens will use one of their draft picks on a young running back. This comes after Derrick Henry was signed to be the starter, Gus Edwards left to sign with the Chargers, and JK Dobbins remains a free agent on the open market.

Ravens GM Eric DeCosta highlights plans for 2024 NFL Draft

The Ravens are currently going into the 2024 season with Andrew Vorhees, Ben Cleveland, and Daniel Faalele in starting roles after losing John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler to free agency and trading Morgan Moses to the Jets.

Players like Washington's Troy Fautanu, Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton, and Arizona's Jordan Morgan could be in play at No. 30 overall. If the Ravens want to wait until Day 2, look for Houston's Patrick Paul, BYU's Kingsley Suamataia, and Washington's Roger Rosengarten to fly off the board.

While Henry is obviously still the main bell cow in Baltimore, the lack of a no-doubt backup could be something the Ravens address after signing an older running back. Justice Hill doesn't move the needle, and Keaton Mitchell's injury makes him too much of a wild card.

Louisville's Isaac Guerendo, Tennessee's Jaylen Wright, and USC's MarShawn Lloyd are all among the treasure trove of Day 3 running backs who could end up in Ravens colors by the end of the event. In an offense that runs the ball as much as anyone in the league, depth at the RB spot is critical.