Today we wind down our 53-man roster selection and it only seems fitting that the final position to choose would be that of linebacker.
For many years it seemed as though the Ravens churned out quality linebackers the way the Atlanta Braves used to groom pitchers. But times have changed and so have the demands on the position particularly in today’s pass happy NFL.
Yesterday you voted on the position of offensive tackle and you still can by clicking VOTE HERE. For the moment our four tackles look to be:
- Jonathan Ogden
- Orlando Brown
- Michael Oher
- Harry Swayne
Admittedly that is not a particularly impressive collection of tackles outside of the Ravens first Hall of Famer, JO. Brown was an above average bruiser as a right tackle who happened to tip plays based upon his pre-snap set. Oher, a player who is in his prime, may only be a backup in Tennessee this season after signing with the Titans as a free agent.
Swayne played with the Ravens for just two seasons (1999-2000) and while in Baltimore was merely average.
But linebacker is a different story and the group is headed up by none other than the G.O.A.T. – Ray Lewis who will be the Ravens second first-ballot inductee in Canton, OH.
To complete our 53-man squad we’ll need 9 linebackers and ask you to choose from the list below. On Thursday we will publish our final 53 as selected by you along with an 8-man practice squad.