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Ravens positional reviews

The Sun gives a position-by-position review of the Ravens. 

  • Ravens positional review: Special teams

    Ravens positional review: Special teams

    Special teams have been a source of pride and stability for the Ravens over John Harbaugh’s 11 years as head coach. This oft-overlooked area of football factors into the team’s draft picks and serves as a tiebreaker when Harbaugh and his staff determine the final few spots on their 53-man roster....

  • Ravens positional review: Secondary

    Ravens positional review: Secondary

    The secondary has never held a more central place for the Ravens, not even when Ed Reed and Chris McAlister racked up Pro Bowl appearances last decade. A deep corps of cornerbacks and safeties pushed the Ravens defense to the top of the NFL in 2018, and general manager Eric DeCosta doubled down...

  • Ravens positional review: Linebackers

    Ravens positional review: Linebackers

    This is a moment of flux for the Ravens’ linebacker corps, with two of the team’s signature characters, C.J. Mosley and Terrell Suggs, set to hit the open market this week. General manager Eric DeCosta has said he’d like to re-sign both pending free agents, and if that happens, we could see only...

  • Ravens positional review: Defensive line

    Ravens positional review: Defensive line

    The defensive line has been a traditional area of strength for the Ravens, and that was true again in 2018. They ranked fourth in the league in run defense, largely because of the trench work performed by their deep core of interior linemen. The Ravens will count on a similar performance in 2019,...

  • Ravens positional review: Offensive line

    Ravens positional review: Offensive line

    The Ravens entered training camp last year with only two jobs along the offensive line secured. The season that followed was just as unpredictable. Over the course of the year, their front five struggled early, then excelled with a new quarterback, then imploded in their lone playoff game. But...

  • Ravens positional review: Wide receiver and tight end

    Ravens positional review: Wide receiver and tight end

    No position has troubled the Ravens more than wide receiver, where they’ve long sought a big-play star but have come up with temporary solutions at best. They started over with a brand-new group and high hopes in 2018, only to finish the season facing many of the same old questions. As Lamar Jackson...

  • Ravens positional review: Running back

    Ravens positional review: Running back

    It was a good year to be a Ravens running back — that is, if you were playing with Lamar Jackson. The fortunes of the team’s rushing offense seemed to fall and then rise with its quarterbacks, as the much-anticipated Joe Flacco-Alex Collins partnership ceded at midseason to Jackson and Gus Edwards....

  • Ravens positional review: Quarterback

    Ravens positional review: Quarterback

    Quarterback is generally the most scrutinized position for any NFL franchise. Even by that standard, 2018 was a doozy for the Ravens as they transitioned from longtime starter Joe Flacco to rookie Lamar Jackson. This year could be just as interesting, with the Ravens looking to trade Flacco, find...

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