After only two days of free agency, the Baltimore Ravens have lost five starters from last season. This list could go up to six as soon as tomorrow too, if Ed Reed's visit with the Houston Texans is going as well as reports are saying.
The Ravens always pride their front office as being an intelligent one that has a plan. So far Ozzie Newsome's plan has been pretty unexpected with so many key players leaving the Ravens in mass exodus. Add in the Ray Lewis and Matt Birk retirements, and already there are seven starters gone from last season.
This is clearly a time of transition to a younger team. Since most of the top free agents from this year have already been signed, there's plenty of reason to believe Newsome will retool his roster through the draft. Sure, he might sign a few cheep free agents later on, but in all likelihood more value with be found in the 2013 draft class.
Here's a look at eight players that will likely be available when the Ravens are on the clock. All of these players could fill a need and maybe even make this bizarre free agency period seem worthwhile someday.