Justin Houston visited the Ravens this week and left without a deal. That could be a risky scenario for the team. Houston has other suitors as a free agent and other teams will now have an opportunity to make their pitch to the talented edge rusher.
With the 2021 NFL Draft quickly approaching, our staff plants their respective flags on their favorite prospects of the draft class. OT Jalen Mayfield, Michigan: A seamless scheme fit in Baltimore that could slip into the second round because of this year’s loaded offensive tackle class.
The Ravens have traditionally not been a team that makes a big splash in free agency. The team did make some moves this year with the addition of wide receiver Sammy Watkins and offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler. Baltimore is looking to add a pass rusher and hosted defensive end Justin Houston this week.
A physically gifted and versatile edge defender with a relentless motor. The Baltimore Ravens need to reload and revamp their edge defender depth chart after losing Matthew Judon, Yannick Ngakoue, and Jihad Ward in free agency.
A big play vertical threat with game breaking potential and plays bigger than his size suggests. The Baltimore Ravens could use another playmaker on the outside at wide receiver to help elevate their passing attack that ranked dead last in the league in 2020 in both yards and attempts.
The Cleveland Browns are aggressively pursuing edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney and could finalize a deal. The Ravens also need to add an effective pass rusher and are hosting defensive end Justin Houston this week.
Lamar Jackson is expected to attempt more passes and throw for more yards this upcoming season. Second-year running back J.K. Dobbins will continue to progress and rush for more than 1,000 yards as the primary starter. Those are the projections by ESPN NFL Prognosticator Michael Clay for the Ravens in 2021.