Baltimore Ravens Team Needs for 2013 NFL Draft
April 22, 2013 in Team Needs
1. Inside Linebacker (x2)
2. Wide Receiver
4. Offensive Tackle
With the retirement of Ray Lewis and the free agency loss of Dannell Ellerbe, the Ravens once great strength, has now become their biggest weakness. Baltimore needs to find two inside linebackers and would not be surprised to see them use their first round pick on this position.
With the trade of Anquan Boldin, the Ravens have a major hole to fill in their passing attack. Boldin was Flacco’s most consistent target and red zone threat, and the Ravens should look to add a similar style of receiver in the early rounds.
With center Matt Birk retired and left tackle still a question mark, the Ravens need to find long-term solutions at both positions. They should address at least one position along the line in the first three rounds of the draft.
The Ravens signed safety Michael Huff to fill one of the voids left by the loss of starters Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard. But the other safety position is yet to be filled and does need to be addressed. With Cary Williams leaving to go to Philly, and Lardarius Webb coming back from surgery, the corner position is a bit of a question mark. Baltimore has some young options, but they should still look to add talent to the position.