The Baltimore Ravens managed to change the outlook of their offseason with some major scores in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the group is still receiving plenty of love for their work a few weeks after the conclusion of the event.
While many believe the Ravens scored in a huge way, others see the haul as a more middling event for the team. Such was the case with NFL.com in their analysis. Recently, the site took a look at ranking every class in the league and also providing a grade.
When it came to the Ravens, Dan Parr was charged with the analysis. The team placed 18th overall in the standings, and had a ‘B’ grade. As for why, Parr said it has mostly to do with the fact that the team didn’t add an offensive lineman to the mix, even as they checked off plenty of other needs in a decent way.
“The Ravens’ strategy already makes more sense than it did in the immediate aftermath of the draft. The void left by Orlando Brown at right tackle was still looming large after GM Eric DeCosta did not spend any of his eight picks on the position, but Baltimore signed Alejandro Villanueva to a two-year deal earlier this week. The consummate smokescreen pro, DeCosta seems to always have a few misdirection plays up his sleeve. He made major investments at the wide receiver position after saying a week earlier that it was “insulting” to see so little respect paid to the team’s players at the position. "