Ravens trying to end offensive line controversy as soon as possible

The offensive line is starting to round into form.
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The Baltimore Ravens have above-average units all over one of the best rosters in the NFL, but one area where they come up short compared to other contenders in the NFL is the offensive line. Three starters from 2023 are gone, the 2024 offensive line will look much different.

Right tackle Morgan Moses (traded to the Jets) and both starting guards in John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler (signed with Jets and Lions, respectively) left town this offseason, which prompted a serious retooling on the fly. With Derrick Henry in need of holes to run through, Baltimore needs to get this sorted out.

The Ravens currently have a whopping two offensive line spots set in stone, as a revitalized Ronnie Stanley and Pro Bowl center Tyler Linderbaum are heading into the season as starters. Outside of that, it remains anyone's guess as to how this team will line up this season.

According to head coach John Harbaugh, however, there won't be a ton of consternation over the offensive line in the lead up to the season. Harbaugh believes by the second week of training camp, the star offensive line picture will be clear aside from a few extra competitive reps in the preseason.

Baltimore Ravens want offensive line issues solved by training camp

At left guard, the presumed favorite is Andrew Vorhees, a seventh-round pick in 2023 who would have been selected on Day 2 has he not torn his ACL at the NFL Combine. The ultra-versatile Patrick Mekari could push him for time at left guard, and 2023 sixth-rounder Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu is still in town.

Right guard seems to be Ben Cleveland's job to use, as he could finally nail a starting role down after years as a backup. While free agent signing Josh Jones could be viewed as a swing tackle by many, it should surprise no one if he ends up kicking inside to push Cleveland.

Right tackle is the spot with the most noteworthy competition, as gargantuan third-year tackle Daniel Faalele will compete with second-round rookie Roger Rosengarten. In all likelihood, Rosengarten will eventually become a starter, and he could get his start this season.

The Ravens have been able to churn players in and out of their offensive line over the years, but the need to work in multiple players without any starts in the NFL could lead to some growing pains. Luckily for the Ravens, the escapability of Jackson could help mask the issues a young offensive line could experience.