Ravens Rundown: The Perfect Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart 2021

Yes, it includes Antonio Brown.

Ravens Depth Chart 2021

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When I say perfect, I also mean a realistic Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart 2021. I feel that this would be the most ideal way to start the upcoming season, given what the Ravens have to work with and what is left (and money).

Also, keep in mind these two things when reading:

According to Over the Cap, the Ravens are estimated to have $12,636,450 in cap space left.
The Ravens have 7 draft picks: #27, #58, #104, #131, #171, #184, and #210.

Let’s start with the offense:

So, we all know that the Ravens have no problem running the ball. They had the #1 rushing offense the past two years in a row. And it wasn’t even close either year. In 2019, the Ravens went 14-2 and led the league in rushing with 3,296 yards, which was 991 yards more than the 49ers had in second place. In 2020, the Ravens had 3071 rushing yards, which was 381 more yards than the second-place Tennessee Titans.

I don’t see the rushing attack being an area of concern with the Ravens. In fact, I expect J.K. Dobbins to have a breakout season next year. I imagine he will be a top 5 running back next season. Plus, the Ravens have Lamar Jackson and Gus Edwards adding to the rushing attack.

However, there are concerns on the offensive line and in the passing game. The Ravens had snap issues in multiple games last year, most notably in the Buffalo Bills playoff game. While the weather did play a concern in both games, the Ravens could benefit from upgrading the center position. Or from pushing Bradley Bozeman to center and upgrading at guard. As far as the pass game goes, I don’t expect the Ravens to pass that much more. They are still a run-heavy team. But they do need to get better at passing and do it more efficiently.

So how does the full starting Ravens depth chart 2021 look right now?

  • Lamar Jackson, QB
  • J.K. Dobbins, RB1
  • Gus Edwards, RB2
  • Patrick Ricard, FB
  • Mark Andrews, TE1
  • Marquise Brown, WR1
  • Sammy Watkins, WR2
  • Devin Duvernay, Slot WR
  • Nick Boyle, TE2/Blocking TE
  • Ronnie Stanley, LT
  • Bradley Bozeman, LG
  • Patrick Mekari, C
  • Kevin Zeitler, RG
  • Orlando Brown Jr., RT

Honestly, I know they can win with these players. But there is room for improvement. So, what would be an ideal finish to the offseason for the Ravens? For me, it is quite simple, to be honest. As far as the offense goes, this would be the ideal Ravens depth chart 2021:

Ravens depth chart 2021
  • Lamar Jackson, QB
  • J.K. Dobbins, RB1
  • Gus Edwards, RB2
  • Patrick Ricard, FB
  • Mark Andrews, Receiving TE1
  • Nick Boyle, Blocking TE
  • Hunter Long, Receiving TE2
  • Antonio Brown WR1
  • Sammy Watkins/Marquise Brown, WR2
  • Devin Duvernay/Marquise Brown, Slot WR
  • Ronnie Stanley, LT
  • Deonte Brown, LG
  • Bradley Bozeman, C
  • Kevin Zeitler, RG
  • Orlando Brown Jr., RT

As I have said in a previous article, Antonio Brown would be an immediate upgrade to the Ravens passing game. A lot of people have an issue with this, but I think after seeing him help the Buccaneers win a Super Bowl… it makes no sense to be against it. AB is a capable receiver and he is also capable of leaving the outside stuff off the field at this point in his career. He would be a signing that has a super high upside for the Ravens. Plus, it would allow the Ravens to use Marquise Brown and his speed in different positions, like slot or as a deep threat. Instead of Marquise Brown being the top outside receiver on the depth chart.

I also feel that the Ravens could benefit from adding a solid receiving tight end #2, such as Hunter Long. Hunter Long was a solid receiving tight end at Boston College. In 2020, he recorded 685 receiving yards on 57 receptions with 5 touchdowns. The Ravens do well when they have two solid receiving tight ends. They went 14-2 with Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst as tight ends in 2019. I understand they brought in Josh Oliver, but there is no guarantee he will stay healthy enough to make the roster.

Finally, I believe the Raven should add another offensive guard through the 2021 NFL Draft. Bradley Bozeman can play center. It is his original position. He played it at Alabama well. Why not add a solid guard, like Deonte Brown, and then continue developing the depth you have. By adding two solid rookies and a veteran at WR in AB )who just won a Super Bowl), the Ravens would increase their Super Bowl chances even more.

As far as the defense goes, here is the current projected Ravens depth chart 2021:

  • Derek Wolfe, LDE
  • Brandon Williams, NT
  • Calais Campbell, RDE
  • Tyus Bowser, WLB
  • L.J. Fort/Malik Harrison, LILB
  • Patrick Queen, RILB
  • Jaylon Ferguson/Pernell McPhee, SLB
  • Marlon Humphrey, LCB
  • Marcus Peters, RCB
  • Tavon Young, Slot CB
  • DeShon Elliot, FS
  • Chuck Clark, SS

In 2020, the Ravens’ defense allowed the second-lowest number of points. As far as total yards go, they were ranked #7. For passing, the Ravens ranked as the #6 defense. And for rushing, they ranked as the #8 defense. The thing that stands out to me the most is that they were tied for the fourth-lowest number of interceptions and finished middle of the pack with only 39 sacks. The Ravens defense can do better than that, in regards to sacks and interceptions. For me this would be the ideal Ravens depth chart 2021 to start next season:

  • Derek Wolfe, LDE
  • Brandon Williams, NT
  • Calais Campbell, RDE
  • Tyus Bowser, WLB
  • L.J. Fort/Malik Harrison, LILB
  • Patrick Queen, RILB
  • Justin Houston, SLB
  • Marlon Humphrey, LCB
  • Marcus Peters, RCB
  • Tavon Young, Slot CB
  • DeShon Elliot, FS
  • Chuck Clark, SS
  • Jevon Holland, S#3 for coverage help

I believe that the Ravens will probably draft some pass rush help too. If they go Day 2 or 3 for that, I like Patrick Johnson, Rashad Weaver, or Shaka Toney. But for now I would like to see the Ravens bring in Justin Houston. Even at 32, Houston would be an upgrade to the Ravens pass-rush. He finished with 8 sacks last season, which is only one less than Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue combined for the Ravens with 9. In 3 seasons, Houston has recorded 28 sacks.

Then, I believe that Jevon Holland could come in and help Elliot and Clark in coverage. Let’s be honest, Clark and Elliot are both good, but they both play like strong safeties. The Ravens need a ball-hawk. Adding Holland and Houston are moves that could immediately get the Ravens more sacks and interceptions next season. That doesn’t necessarily translate to wins, but it definitely helps.


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