3. Baltimore Ravens love the versatility of Patrick Mekari
Patrick Mekari is everything that this list is meant for. He is one of the most underrated pieces on the roster, and is a key reason this team can take a step to the Super Bowl. However, nobody will say that. Mekari was a former UDFA, but now he will be entering his fifth NFL season with the team.
The Ravens extended him to a three-year deal, and he is signed through the 2024 season. While he is not on the same UDFA contract, his play is certainly not a problem for what he brings to this roster.
The easiest way to speak to his value is to say that he has 315 snaps at left tackle, 10 at left guard, 903 at center, 272 at right guard, and 854 at right tackle. He also has 12 snaps as a sixth lineman, highlighting his value.
The Ravens have some depth at guard, and they have a couple young names they may want to try at right tackle. However, when you look at the roster, there is a real chance that Patrick Mekari is not only the best backup option at left tackle, but also center. Those are two of the most important spots on the roster.
Mekari has the most expereince at center, but last season he played 312 snaps at left tackle due to the injury of Ronnie Stanley. Because Stanley has not been healthy for a full season since before the pandemic the team is focused on Mekari being prepared to step into the left tackle role. However, in a pinch he could fill into any of the other spots, and he may be the best back up at each spot. That is an underrated skill, but one that could keep this team together, even with an injury to a key position.