Ravens News 1/19: Offseason priorities and more

Twelve thoughts of the Ravens from the wildcard weekend -Luke Jones

Although missing the playoffs is always disappointing, watch Kansas City blow up Pittsburgh was a reminder of how far from a serious contender the exhausted Ravens were at the end of the season. Drafting of six squares in front of a Steelers the organization that now needs a quarterback doesn’t hurt.

The Ravens certainly won’t miss Ben Roethlisberger and his 19-10 career record against them, but you wonder if Joe Terrier steps into that nemesis role with the way he excelled in his second season. Of course, Cincinnati has thought the same of Lamar Jackson for a few years.

As Baltimore wonders what to do at center with Bradley Bozeman, ryan jensen didn’t miss a wink despite jerking off in Tampa Bay’s win over Philadelphia. The ex-Raven hasn’t missed a game since joining the Buccaneers in 2018 and made the Pro-Bowl this season. It’s a good story.

Offseason needs and priorities for the 32 NFL teams: Free agency and 2022 draft goals, plus questions from coaches – Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens

Rebuild the defense.

The Ravens have fallen to 25th in the league in points and yards allowed this season, after leading the league in points (18.2) and yards allowed (307.8) in Don “Wink’s” first three seasons. Martindale (2018 to 20). Baltimore needs to tackle the defensive line because Calais-Campbell and brandon williams — who have combined for 1,012 snaps this season — are free agents. Ravens must address center linebacker after moving former first-round pick patrick the queen out of this place. They need to manage their pass rush after ranking 22nd in sacks (34). And they also have to deal with the secondary, which needs a game safety and a No. 3 cornerback. Baltimore could be looking to add four new starters to the defense. After years of building an offense around lamar jackson, it’s time to focus more on defense.

Top team for defensive free agents who increased their stock the most in 2021 – Brad Spielberger

INTERNAL DEFENDERS

DJ Jones, San Francisco 49ers

As if Jones’ regular-season performance wasn’t strong enough ahead of a crucial offseason, his 2022 playoff debut against the Dallas Cowboys put an exclamation mark on his breakout campaign, as he recorded a massive 13-yard sack on quarterback Dak Prescott.

Jones had a career-high 73.2 mark for the 2021 season, illustrating why the 49ers made sure to sign him in the first week of free agency last offseason, and he paved the way to a solid multi-year salary. Jones has racked up 40 defensive saves in 2021 after amassing 43 overall in his first four seasons. His 14 tackles for loss or no win in 2021 was second only to Aaron Donald among all inside defensemen, despite playing about half as many snaps as the Los Angeles Rams phenom.

Teams that should be interested: Baltimore Ravens

Maliek Collins, Houston Texans

Collins has always demonstrated his advantage as an inside pass thrower, but his 61.8 defense rating in 2021 was also a career high despite playing on a defense that lacked talent throughout the seven first. Collins doesn’t give up on any snap, and his tenacity in a losing situation was admirable. He can be a valuable asset to any team, even if he is not a real difference maker.

Teams that should be interested: Ravens

Ravens will need to add playing linebackers in the offseason -Todd Karpovich

Outside linebacker Tyus Bowser

Age: 26

To analyse: Bowser had a team-high 59 tackles, including seven sacks, and was a strong defenseman. Bowser suffered an Achilles injury in the Finals against Pittsburgh and could be out until September. The Ravens need to replace his production.

Contract: Signed until the 2024 season.

Outside Linebacker Justin Houston

Age: 32

To analyse: Houston was a solid leader and produced 4.5 sacks. He is at the end of his career. Ravens could consider bringing him back on a one-year deal

Contract: Unrestricted free agent.

Inside linebacker Josh Bynes

Age: 32

To analyse: Bynes was signed just before the regular season after being released by the Panthers. He was a solid addition and had 76 tackles. The Ravens would consider bringing him back.

Contract: Unrestricted free agent.

Inside linebacker Chris Board

Age: 26

To analyse: The board is a solid contributor and could be signed in an inexpensive deal after the project. He finished with 41 tackles.

Contract: Unrestricted free agent.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers Take QB Instead of Addressing O Line; The Eagles are all defensive with three picks -Ryan Wilson

Round 1 – Pick 14

David Ojabo KG

MICHIGAN • JR • 6’5″ / 250 LBS

Before the semi-final loss to Georgia, David Ojabo was a lot of fun to watch this season, where he took every opportunity to play against Aidan Hutchinson. But make no mistake – he’s a nervous rusher who will only get better with experience. In Baltimore, he will join another athletic marvel, Odafe Oweh, the 2021 first-rounder, who had jaw-dropping games as a rookie.

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