2. Replacement for C.J. Mosley
The Ravens almost certainly made the right choice to let Mosley leave last offseason in free agency, but that doesn’t mean linebacker isn’t still a need. This defense could still benefit massively from a sideline-to-sideline playmaker behind the defensive line.
Expect this to be a position the Ravens strongly consider addressing with a high draft pick. Middle linebackers tend to slip on draft day. If that happens, Baltimore could be in prime position to snap up an underrated talent with their No. 28 overall selection.
Josh Bynes is likely the player who needs to be replaced in the Ravens’ starting lineup. He’s a quality backup, but is miscast as a starter on a team that’s capable of winning the Super Bowl.
Instead, Baltimore needs to find a more dynamic option on the inside. In a perfect world, the Ravens can find a linebacker capable of staying on the field for all three downs. Opposing offenses will continue to try to spread their defense out in 2020. Adding a linebacker capable of holding up against the run and the pass would allow Baltimore to simplify their scheme and become more effective.