What is the Ravens’ biggest need?

The Ravens will have the 29th pick in April’s draft and they won’t be deviating from their tried and true formula of taking the best player available. But the team certainly has a couple of holes that stand out even at this early juncture of their offseason.<br>
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The biggest one is offensive line, where it’s possible that both Birk and Grubbs won’t be back. Left tackle <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT0014444" title="Bryant McKinnie" href="/topic/sports/football/bryant-mckinnie-PESPT0014444.topic">Bryant McKinnie</a> was solid this year, but he’s also 32 years old, has had some conditioning issues in the past and is one year away from free agency.<br>
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If Reed retires and Zbikowski and Nakamura bolt in free agency for better opportunities elsewhere, the Ravens will also need to address the safety position.<br>
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The Ravens also will have to address their linebacking depth and continue to prepare for life after Lewis. The addition of another pass rusher would also take some pressure off of Suggs and Ngata.

( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun / October 16, 2011 )

The Ravens will have the 29th pick in April’s draft and they won’t be deviating from their tried and true formula of taking the best player available. But the team certainly has a couple of holes that stand out even at this early juncture of their offseason.

The biggest one is offensive line, where it’s possible that both Birk and Grubbs won’t be back. Left tackle Bryant McKinnie was solid this year, but he’s also 32 years old, has had some conditioning issues in the past and is one year away from free agency.

If Reed retires and Zbikowski and Nakamura bolt in free agency for better opportunities elsewhere, the Ravens will also need to address the safety position.

The Ravens also will have to address their linebacking depth and continue to prepare for life after Lewis. The addition of another pass rusher would also take some pressure off of Suggs and Ngata.

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