Coming off on a frustrating loss to the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Baltimore Ravens need to retool their roster parts of their roster. In Saturday night’s loss, the offense failed to create points when it needed to the most, and the pass rush looked stale at times during the game. This is in spite of the fact the Ravens have spent considerable capital to improve both of those issues.
The 27th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft is now a crucial one if the Ravens want to continue to have success at the level at which they’re accustomed to. As of now, before free agency, the Ravens have a few key position that need to be addressed.
What are the Ravens draft needs?
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As hinted at beforehand, the wide receiver position and pass rush is yet again an issues for the Ravens. Additionally, the offensive line in Baltimore could use a quality center to anchor the middle of the offense. Many of the Ravens possessions Saturday night were botched due to poor play from the interior offensive line.
Getting back to the defense, Pro Bowl pass rushers Yannick Ngakoue and Matthew Judon are both free agents this offseason, both likely commanding a health salary for next season. 2017 second round pick Tyus Bowser and franchise veteran Pernell McPhee are also set to become free agents, leaving Baltimore in a sticky situation going forward
And yet again, Baltimore has a need at receiver, after guys like Hollywood Brown and Myles Boykin have failed to live up to their expectations.
But who specifically are on the Ravens radar at the 27th pick.