The defensive line was supposed to be a major strength for the Ravens last year after they signed veterans Chris Canty and Marcus Spears and then used a third-round pick on Brandon Williams.
It didn't work out that way.
The group didn’t perform poorly by any means, but the defense finished 11th against the run and didn’t generate a lot of pass rush from the interior defensive line beyond the work of Arthur Jones.
Canty didn’t make a consistent impact, while Spears made no impact whatsoever and was promptly released. Williams struggled with a foot injury and to adjust to...