The Baltimore Ravens are about at the quarter point of the season. So, it Is a good time to look back at where the offensive line stands as they head into the middle part of their schedule. Who has started, and how have the Ravens offensive linemen looked? We will grade each position.
Baltimore Ravens left tackle
Patrick Mekari: 202 snaps
Primary matchup: Trey Hendrickson, Jonathan Greenard, Dayo Odeyingbo, Samson Ebukam, Myles Garrett
Patrick Mekari has been asked to step in for Ronnie Stanley since week one. His first week was fine, but he came in later in the game when the team led. Still, he shut down Trey Hendrickson in an impressive performance.
Issues have come in the following weeks, though. Mekari allowed a sack to Samson Ebukam that ended up with a Lamar Jackson fumble and a turnover. Then, he had the Myles Garrett experience. Garrett beat him all day and recorded five pressures and a holding penalty drawn, per PFF.
Mekari has shown that he is good for a spot start or two, and he can technically hold up, but the freaks like Garrett, or the speed merchants like Ebukam can get to him.
Ronnie Stanley: 49 snaps
Primary matchup: Jonathan Greenard
Ronnie Stanley did not play long, but he already allowed a sack. Jonathan Greenard got the better of him in week one, and before his day was over, he was back on the injury report. Stanley is looking to get back in week five, and if not, it feels like week six will be a good return. The last two weeks showed us how badly they need his presence. Still, you cannot blame the Baltimore Ravens for being slow with his return.
Patrick Mekari: C-
Ronnie Stanley: C-