The Baltimore Ravens enjoyed a great start to the offseason, signing good players to better contracts, but the roster still isn’t complete. General manager Ozzie Newsome has five key areas to focus on, and we’re going to rank them in order of importance right now.
The first is free safety, where the Ravens don’t have a viable starter at the moment—regardless of what the coaching staff is saying. It’s a copycat league, and the Seattle Seahawks showed everyone how advantageous it can be to have a great safety tandem. Baltimore doesn’t have it…yet.
Next on the offseason priority list is right tackle. Even though losing Michael Oher may have been addition by subtraction, bringing in a really good right tackle will complete the makeover the offensive line has experienced.
Those two needs are in a category of their own because a starting-caliber player is required. But depth is necessary in the NFL, and the Ravens are sorely lacking it in the last three positions of this list: tight end, running back and cornerback.