There is no better time to look back on the Baltimore Ravens and see where they stand than right now. What better way to do that than to rank the position rooms against their division rivals? Then, we can see how they stack up as the season goes on.
Today, we will be looking at the interior offensive line, which will focus on center and guard. This will look at the starters but also depth.
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Cordell Volson, Ted Karras, Alex Cappa, Hakeem Adeniji, Max Scharping
This has been an issue for the Bengals and has remained that. The team signed Kappa and Karras last year, and both were upgrades, but they still did not take this offensive line over the edge. Volson is a young, former draft pick who is still up and coming but also in a weak spot too often.
The depth remains questionable, and while they have enough to get by elsewhere, this is not their best group.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mason Cole, James Daniels, Isaac Seumalo, Nate Herbig, Kevin Dotson
The Pittsburgh Steelers are another team that put a lot of resources into this group in recent years. They have a bit more on paper, but this group is too much on paper, and not enough proven ability. Mason Cole and James Daneils were signed last year, while Seumalo and Herbig were added this offseason. Both of them were signed because Dotson was a disappointment. So, they could gel, but there are enough questions to put them down here.
2. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Zeitler, Tyler Linderbaum, Ben Cleveland, Sala Amuave-Laulu, Sam Mustipher
Even at his age Kevin Zeitler is better than anyone on the Steelers or Bengals and would be a welcome addition to both franchises at the same time. Linderbaum is now entering year two, and both teams would love to have that promising young center. Left guard is far more of a mystery, but the Ravens have options, which is not the worst thing in the world. They also have Sam Mustipher, a backup center/guard who started the past two seasons to beef up the depth.
1. Cleveland Browns: Ethan Pocic, Wyatt Teller, Joel Bitonio, Wes Martin, Michael Dunn
Ethan Pocic broke out last year, and had a career year at center. Some of that is him, some of that is the Browns rushing system, but a lot of that is because Wyatt Teller and Joel Bitonio are very talented. Bitonio was first-team All-Pro and Bitonio made the Pro Bowl. Zeitelr has the career makrs, but both of them are now recognized as better. Even Martin has plenty of starting experience ,and Dunn had to start a playoff game which has kept him a roster spot. It is tough deny the Browns unit from top to bottom as the best.