The Baltimore Ravens have plenty of talent on the field, but their greatest asset might just be in the front office. General manager Ozzie Newsome has proven to be one of the best (if not the best) GM in the game, consistently nailing draft picks and signing vital free agents to help his team.
Players like Matt Elam, Marlon Brown, Daryl Smith and Elvis Dumervil are some of the players whom he added just last offseason who have become starters and integral parts of the Ravens' formula in 2013.
With the year coming to a close, Newsome's attention will now turn to what needs to be done in the upcoming offseason, and the Ravens scouting staff will be hard at work trying to feed the "Wizard of Oz" all the information he needs.
There is still plenty of football to be played, but let's take an early look at what might happen next summer (and leave your comments about who you think would be a good fit in Baltimore).
The changes are unlikely to be as dramatic as the summer of 2013 that saw nine starters from a Super Bowl-winning team leave, but it will be just as important to the future of Baltimore.
With key contributors like Eugene Monroe, James Ihedigbo and Corey Graham all being unrestricted free agents, the Ravens may need to look elsewhere to replace them.
Here are some of the biggest needs Newsome will need to fill this summer, as well as some potential players who could fill those voids.