Ravens' triplets ranking as best in the league shows true star power on roster

The Ravens are stacked on both sides.
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The Baltimore Ravens might be attempting to build a deep roster, but this is still a star-driven team with an MVP quarterback in Lamar Jackson doing most of the heavy lifting. When looking at the Ravens' "triplets" (read: three best players at positions of need), it appears as though outside observers are very complimentary of the pieces John Harbaugh has to work with.

SI's Matt Verderame ranked the Ravens as the fifth-best set of offensive triplets in the league, as the combination of Jackson, marquee free agent signing Derrick Henry, and emerging wideout Zay Flowers gives Baltimore enough offensive infrastructure to compete with anyone.

The only teams ranked ahead of Baltimore in this area included both of last season's Super Bowl teams in the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Two more playoff teams from last season, the mighty Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams, rounded out the rest of the top five.

Si's Gilberto Manzano was even more complementary of the stars Baltimore can lean on, as he believes the Ravens' defensive triples of Justin Madubuike, Roquan Smith, and Kyle Hamilton rank as the absolute best in the game. Considering the fact Baltimore had the best defense in the league last season.

Baltimore Ravens offensive, defensive triples ranked among league's best

The Ravens may have the best quarterback/running back combination in the game, meaning the Flowers holds the key to pushing this duo further up the rankings. With just under 900 yards as a rookie, Flowers is eyeing a 1,000-yard campaign that would kick his status within the league up a notch.

Jackson and Henry are already in rarified territory in their respective areas of specialization, with Henry proving to once again be among the league leaders in rushing yards while Jackson was just one stubborn voter shy of becoming the first player in history to be named unanimous MVP twice.

Madubuike's stock has changed dramatically in 2024, going from a player who was a rotational lineman to a $98 million man capable of causing havoc at the line of scrimmage. Smith is likely the best linebacker in the AFC, and he might have a claim to the title of best linebacker in the league.

Hamilton has fulfilled every drip of promise and hype he had as a star prospect at Notre Dame. One of the most versatile safeties in the league, Hamilton will have as big a part to play as any non-Jackson player in keeping the Ravens firmly embedded in the championship contender tier.