xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Post-draft depth chart: Defensive line

A position-by-position look at the Ravens after the draft:

Defensive line

Starters: Haloti Ngata (DT), Kelly Gregg (NT), Cory Redding (DE)

Advertisement

Top backups: Trevor Pryce (DE), Paul Kruger (DE), Terrence Cody (NT), Brandon McKinney (NT), Lamar Divens (DT), Art Jones (DT).

Reserves: Kelly Talavou (NT), John Fletcher (undrafted DE, Wyoming).

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biggest change: The Ravens replaced their only starter lost on defense, Dwan Edwards (who signed with the Buffalo Bills), by signing Cory Redding. The team believes this is an upgrade over Edwards. It was only three years ago that Redding was coveted so much that the Detroit Lions put the franchise tag on him before agreeing to a seven-year, $49 million contract (included $16 million guaranteed).

Top offseason storyline: The Ravens added some youth to the defensive front by drafting Cody in the second round and Jones in the fifth. Cody should rotate with Gregg at nose tackle this season.

Burning question: With Kruger bulking up to 274 pounds to play defensive end, will he get on the field more?

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement