On the heels of a three-game losing streak, the Baltimore Ravens and their fans are starting to look towards the future rather than the present. This team just doesn't look like a contender.
The problems for the Ravens start up front on both sides of the ball.
The Ravens' offensive line is one of the worst in the NFL, and that's including All-Pro guard Marshal Yanda. Their tackles are especially bad, as neither Michael Oher nor Kelechi Osemele can handle speed rushers.
Defensively, the story is even worse. The Ravens rank 26th in the NFL against the run, thanks mainly to nose tackles who get blown off the ball on nearly every snap. Haloti Ngata is also having a down season, while Art Jones and Pernell McPhee have been average. This defensive line desperately needs an infusion of talent.
Thankfully for the Ravens, this draft is stacked with talent on both the offensive and defensive lines. They have no excuse to come out of this draft without being bigger, more talented and more passionate along both lines.
That should be their goal, and here is how they will do it in 2013. Here is an early mock draft for the Baltimore Ravens.