On Saturday March 23 some of the NFL’s most exemplary players gathered in Baltimore for the 41st annual Ed Block Courage Awards. Among the recipients in attendance was Ravens offensive lineman Marshal Yanda.
Every year the Ed Block Courage Awards recognize the players around the league who show bravery and determination in the face of adversity while also representing core values of the game like sportsmanship and professionalism.
After remaining a free agent through the entire 2017 NFL season, Robert Griffin III set a solid example for Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson in 2018. Just over a week after his one-year contract with the Ravens expired, NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoportreported that RGIII will return to Baltimore for the 2019 season.
Around this time last week, the legal tampering period began in the NFL Free Agency frenzy. The first wave of free agency was not kind to the Ravens as Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, John Brown, and Za’Darius Smith all found new homes in a very short period of time.
Eric DeCosta and company responded by signing the top free agent on the market in former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Thomas will fill the free safety role vacated when the Ravens chose to part ways with veteran safety Eric Weddle two weeks ago. DeCosta also brought in former New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram to help bolster what promises to be a dominant rushing attack. Special teams ace Justin Bethel rounded out the Ravens additions so far.
With the NFL Draft quickly approaching on April 25, the Ravens have some holes to fill as they head into the draft process. Here are some targets the Ravens should consider to bolster their roster in free agency before the draft arrives in a month or so.