Shook stated one of the best match for extensive receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the Giants, the crew who drafted him in 2014.

“I may envision Beckham returning to Baltimore, the place he is stated he loved his time immensely. … And but, I really feel as if a return to New York has at all times been alluring to Beckham,” Shook wrote. “Daniel Jones does not do it for me, however perhaps he’ll for Beckham – or perhaps Beckham will as soon as once more wait out his free company till a contender comes calling.”

Both DeCosta and Head Coach John Harbaugh stated on the Combine that the Ravens haven’t dominated out the potential of Beckham returning to Baltimore subsequent season.

Two Under-the-Radar Free-Agent RBs Who Could Interest Ravens

While the Ravens are often linked to the big-name working backs in free company comparable to Barkley, Derrick Henry, and Josh Jacobs, ESPN’s Jamison Hensley stated under-the-radar backs D’Andre Swift and Zack Moss are viable choices.

“This has the makings of being an incredible match when it comes to worth and taking part in fashion,” Hensley wrote of Swift. “Swift is aware of run-pass choice performs and the pistol formation after dashing for a career-high 1,049 yards, which ranked fifth, with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is only one of six working backs final season with 1,000-plus dashing yards and 35-plus receptions. At 25, Swift can also be one of many youngest free agent working backs.”

Regarding Moss, Hensley wrote: “The Ravens have a historical past of taking discover when gamers carry out nicely in opposition to them, and Moss actually caught their consideration when he rushed for 122 yards in Baltimore final season. A succesful stand-in for [Indianapolis Colts] All-Pro again Jonathan Taylor, Moss was the NFL’s third-leading rusher by 5 weeks final season and completed with 794 yards and 5 landing runs.”

Ravens Have Experience Rebuilding Offensive Line, But May Need to ‘Take Bigger Swings’ This Time

It’s been established that rebuilding the offensive line is the Ravens’ prime offseason precedence, however how will they go about remaking a unit that might have as many as 4 new starters?

Through free company? The draft? Promoting younger, in-house gamers?

All of the above, stated The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, who famous that this isn’t unfamiliar territory for the Ravens.

Not lengthy after Harbaugh was employed as head coach in 2008, the Ravens parted methods with longtime beginning middle Mike Flynn and future Hall of Fame left deal with Jonathan Ogden retired.

“That’s what they did in 2008 when second-year professional Jared Gaither stepped in for Ogden at left deal with, Jason Brown shifted again from guard to middle to switch Flynn, veteran Willie Anderson was signed as a stopgap proper deal with and Chris Chester grew to become a beginning guard.

“It’s additionally what they did throughout their most up-to-date offensive line overhaul earlier than the 2016 season. Ronnie Stanley, a first-round choose, was a plug-and-play starter at left deal with, solidifying a place after the harm points for veteran Eugene Monroe. Guard Alex Lewis was drafted within the fourth spherical in 2016 primarily as a substitute for Kelechi Osemele, who departed in free company. Vlad Ducasse, a one-year free-agent signing, gave Baltimore eight begins at guard.”

Zrebiec added: “The Ravens have had holes to patch on the offensive line most offseasons since, and so they’ve accomplished it largely with savvy, mid-level free-agent signings (Morgan Moses and Kevin Zeitler), profitable mid-to-late-round draft picks (Orlando Brown Jr., Bradley Bozeman, Ben Powers) and undrafted free-agent finds (Patrick Mekari, Matt Skura).”

However, Zrebiec stated the Ravens might must take “larger swings” this offseason.

“Eric DeCosta and firm will have to be aggressive like their divisional rivals have been the previous couple of years in attempting to solidify their offensive line,” Zrebiec wrote. “Last yr, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up within the first spherical to pick Georgia offensive deal with Broderick Jones. They additionally signed free-agent guard Isaac Seumalo to a three-year, $24 million deal. In the earlier offseason, they signed veterans Mason Cole and James Daniels to man inside spots.

“After developing brief within the Super Bowl following the 2021 common season, the Cincinnati Bengals had been uncharacteristically aggressive in free company, placing rapidly to land middle Ted Karras and guard Alex Cappa. They used a fourth-round choose on guard/deal with Cordell Volson. An offseason later, their makeover up entrance was full with the big-money addition of Brown Jr.”

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