Let’s take a look at the Ravens depth chart 2021 as updated so far. Are there still needs for the Ravens on either side of the ball?
Well, free agency is not over yet. Plus, there is still the NFL Draft 2021. I do feel as if the Kevin Zeitler signing to start Ravens free agency was a great move. The Ravens also made some great re-signings, including Tyus Bowser, Derek Wolfe, and Pernell McPhee
The Ravens depth chart 2021 will be changing a lot over the next few months, so I don’t see this as being anywhere close to set in stone. But we will take a look at the potential depth chart for the Ravens offense below first to see if there are any holes remaining.
Ravens Depth Chart 2021 – Offense
Ravens Quarterback: Lamar Jackson
The Ravens are obviously not in the market for a quarterback. Lamar Jackson is the franchise QB. We should expect to see an extension either this offseason or next. As far as the backup goes, Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley are suitable options for the offense that the Ravens run. It remains to be seen if the Ravens will go with both or just keep one on the roster. Currently, McSorley is listed as the second quarterback on the depth chart. Personally, I think Huntley fits better.
Ravens Running Backs: J.K. Dobbins & Gus Edwards | Full Back: Patrick Ricard
It is clear to me that J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards are the starting backs as of right now. I imagine that Dobbins will end up with the starting role, but Edwards will get work too, as he should. The Ravens also love to draft running backs, but I imagine they are going to give Justice Hill more of a chance to prove that he can be a productive part of the offense on a more consistent basis. Patrick Ricard remains a vital part of the offense, whether it is for blocking or occasionally getting involved in the passing game. The Ravens also have Ty’Son Williams on the roster.
Ravens Wide Receivers: Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Devin Duvernay, James Proche, Deon Cain, Jaylon Moore, and Binjimen Victor
Now, receiver is still a position that I feel the Ravens must upgrade. They started to upgrade the passing game by adding pass game specialist Keith Williams and wide receivers coach Tee Martin. And they tried to sign JuJu Smith-Schuster, but he decided to take less to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens are also currently talking to Sammy Watkins, which would add a more experienced wide receiver to the group. As of right now, the Ravens starting receiver depth chart would be: Outside: Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, and Deon Cain + Slot: Devin Duvernay and James Proche. While some of the younger players, such as Duvernay or Proche, are expected to develop into reliable options, the Ravens still need to upgrade this position. I imagine they will upgrade it through free agency and the draft. Eric DeCosta is not afraid to draft wide receivers.
Ravens Tight Ends: Mark Andrews, Nick Boyle, Eric Tomlinson, Josh Oliver, Jake Breeland, and Eli Wolf.
Baltimore has always loved their tight ends. Obviously, Andrews and Boyle are great options for the starting two, both have different strong suits (blocking and receiving), but they are both also all-around good tight ends. It is still unclear whether or not the Ravens have a third tight end that can help out as a blocking and in the passing game. With Breeland, Oliver, and Wolf, it all comes down to health. Tomlinson can excel in the blocking game, but not so much as a receiving threat. The Ravens will probably add another tight end through the draft to compete for a spot on the roster.
Ravens Offensive Line: LT: Ronnie Stanley, Andre Smith, LG: Ben Powers, Ben Bredeson, C: Bradley Bozeman, Patrick Mekari, Trystan Colon-Castillo, Greg Mancz, RG: Kevin Zeitler, Tyre Phillips, RT: Orlando Brown Jr.
The Ravens offensive line never really recovered after losing Marshall Yanda to retirement. That is why the Ravens immediately sought out a new leader at RG to start NFL free agency this year. They took care of that, but there were snapping issues last season and in the playoffs that need to be taken care of this offseason. I believe that the Ravens do that by shifting Bradley Bozeman from LG to his college position of center. I mean, he did play in multiple National Championships for Alabama as center. The line is still a work in process and the younger guys have potential, but I feel as if Bozeman is the only one that should be immediately starting at center. It’s either that or go out and get a veteran while the younger guys develop. As far as the rest of the line goes, I imagine the Ravens will bring in another left guard through the draft and/or free agency. Also, expect the Ravens to add depth at tackle, regardless of if they trade Orlando Brown Jr.
Some free agent options for the line: Rick Wagner, T. Russell Okung, T. Alejandro Villanueva, T. Austin Reiter, C. Trai Turner, G. Kelechi Osemele, G.
The Ravens still have a few moves to make in free agency and the draft. Also, remember the Ravens are not afraid of adding veteran free agents and cuts later on in the offseason.
Next, we will take a look at the Ravens Depth Chart 2021 for the defense.
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