The Baltimore Ravens' inactivity in free agency this season can mean only one thing: they want to get younger at some positions. They could do this by using their eight picks in the 2012 NFL Draft. But it's more likely that the young players who will actually make a difference for the team were on the roster last season.
Because of the lockout limiting practice time, there were a few players that were simply not ready for the NFL last year. Now with a full offseason, that excuse will not hold anymore. Having lost five important players to free agency and one player (Ricky Williams) to retirement, the Ravens will need some new faces to step up in 2012.
Let's take a look at some of those players who could have breakthrough seasons in 2012.