The Baltimore Ravens did an excellent job addressing their needs via the NFL draft. Even though they are known to draft talent over value or need the 2011 NFL draft fell in a way where they could add a corner, wide out, and offensive tackle via the draft. All of which were primary needs. They may have decided to go that route because of the lockout and the lack of a free agent market so far, or they may have just gotten very lucky. Either way they have little work left to do on their 2011 roster.
I would like to see them add some pass rush to this team. OLB Terrell Suggs was the only consistent perimeter rusher last season and it would be nice to see them add a veteran OLB rusher to pair with him. Of course they did draft Sergio Kindle last year, and that has been a bust so far. Depending on whether or not Kindle can return this team may need to add a free agent to address this need.
They also needed to improve their running game and even though they took Anthony Allen out of Georgia Tech I wonder if they could not use another full back to help open up some holes. Allen may have a big upside and may be the thing that improves the Ravens rushing game, but they got caught with only Le’Ron McClain at the FB spot last year and they should work to add another whenever the NFL gets back to business.
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