Following the signing of veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Ravens were rumored to be a potential suitor for Eric Decker after his release from the New York Jets.
Although receiver is a position that must improve, Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti recently made it clear that the team needs to address the offensive line now.
In conference call w/season ticket holders, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti made it clear that adding another OL is the priority, not a WR.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 13, 2017
Bisciotti: "I’d say that I don’t think that we have room for a starter at WR now ... I think I’m going to save that last punch for an OL."— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 13, 2017
Bisciotti on adding an OL: "We’ve got time, we’ve got some money and we’re quite sure that some offensive line help is going to shake out."— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 13, 2017
Bisciotti: "Right now, we have a lot of confidence in Chris Moore to be our 4th WR and let the competition begin with the 5th and 6th WR,"— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 13, 2017
The Ravens offensive line faces major changes after right tackle Ricky Wagner signed with the Detroit Lions this offseason, center Jeremy Zuttah was traded to the 49ers, and guard Marshal Yanda is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
In the 2016 draft, the Ravens took Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley with the 6th overall pick. Stanley had an impressive rookie campaign, earning AFC North Rookie of the Year in a season where he only allowed three sacks while blocking for Flacco.
The team added some young talent in this year's draft as well, taking guard Nico Siragusa (No. 122) and Jermaine Eluemunor (No. 159) both in the fourth round.
However, it is unsure if either rookie is ready to be thrown into the starting offensive line right away.
The Ravens front office may have just made a big splash when signing Jeremy Maclin, but they aren't quite done fixing an offense that has suffered many departures over the years.