The Baltimore Ravens are one of the NFL’s elite football teams and should be near the top of the standings again in 2011. The Ravens fell short of their goals of an AFC North crown, but know that with just one or two pieces, they can get over the Pittsburgh hump.
The Ravens were exposed at cornerback last season, yet still had one of the most dominant defenses statistically. The Ravens need to draft a cornerback who can step in immediately and contribute on the defensive side of the ball. Likely they will strike early as the cornerback talent severely drops after the second round.
The Ravens also have some confusion on the offensive line. Michael Oher wasn’t great at left tackle last season, but the Ravens should give him another chance to prove he was worthy of their first-round selection.
Right tackle is a position of need for the Ravens. Last year Michael Yanda stepped in and played right guard with moderate success, but the Ravens and Yanda are better off when he is at his regular position at right guard.
The Ravens' needs will dictate their draft. In the beginning rounds, you will see them draft an offensive tackle and a cornerback, leaving the end of their draft to find quality depth for a thin offensive line and defensive line.
Team Needs: CB, ROT, DE, WR, S