3. EDGE / Linebackers
If we had separated the pass-rushers/EDGE players from the inside linebackers we might have ended up with the former group ranking dead-last and the latter ranking first among Ravens defensive position groups.
The ILB duo of Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen, with Smith's performance earning him a record-breaking contract extension, is perhaps one of the best in the league if not the absolute best. Queen, once a bit overwhelmed, flourished playing alongside Smith once Baltimore acquired him via trade midway through 2022.
However, the outside-linebackers and edge rushers unit present concerns. Veteran Tyus Bowser's placement on IR will force him to miss a month, and the Ravens had to enter free agency late to sign former no. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney to bolster the position. David Ojabo has struggled a lot, Odafeh Oweh is still developing and nothing otherworldly at this point
Again, the full second-line of defense including all linebackers (inside and outside) makes for a solid group but it features both the best (Roquan) and the worst (Ojabo) members of the whole Ravens' defensive roster across the line.