Baltimore Ravens' 5 Biggest Draft Needs Heading Into 2016 Combine

By Geoffrey Knox

Fans of the Baltimore Ravens have spent quite some time being spoiled by quality football teams, so it can’t be a stretch to say they’re looking for things to turn around quickly. Fortunately for those fans, their last Super Bowl victory was three years ago, and that’s made the sting of losing a little less severe. This team has a franchise quarterback and a nice core group of veterans. Now they’ll enter this year’s NFL Combine with the intent of adding pieces in some key areas to get back into the playoff hunt.

Baltimore Ravens\' 5 Biggest Draft Needs Heading Into 2016 Combine
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5. Safety

Safety Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Kendrick Lewis just didn't get it done, and rumors are stating Lardarius Webb could move to safety or be released. What all that means is this team needs to pay attention when the safeties take the field and work out.

5. Safety

Kendrick Lewis just didn't get it done, and rumors are stating Lardarius Webb could move to safety or be released. What all that means is this team needs to pay attention when the safeties take the field and work out.

4. Wide Receiver

Wide Receiver Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Last year this team had four wide receivers end their season on the injured reserve list. You can argue that an aging Steve Smith is still among the best of what they have. They have to get Joe Flacco some playmakers.

4. Wide Receiver

Last year this team had four wide receivers end their season on the injured reserve list. You can argue that an aging Steve Smith is still among the best of what they have. They have to get Joe Flacco some playmakers.

3. Outside Linebacker

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Last year, Terrell Suggs was forced to watch the team play instead of contributing. He and Elvis Dumervil are both getting older and this team is in desperate need of generating a consistent pass rush.

3. Outside Linebacker

Last year, Terrell Suggs was forced to watch the team play instead of contributing. He and Elvis Dumervil are both getting older and this team is in desperate need of generating a consistent pass rush.

2. Cornerback

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Four of this team's games are against division opponents with incredible receiving talent. In order to ensure all of those games don't end in losses, they may want to make sure they satisfy their cornerback issues and do it quickly.

2. Cornerback

Four of this team's games are against division opponents with incredible receiving talent. In order to ensure all of those games don't end in losses, they may want to make sure they satisfy their cornerback issues and do it quickly.

1. Offensive Tackle

Offensive Tackle Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
After losing Eugene Monroe, they never fixed their issues at left tackle. They even moved guards over there to see if that would do it. There's a major hole there that needs to get plugged quickly. If this isn't their first pick, I'd be shocked.

1. Offensive Tackle

After losing Eugene Monroe, they never fixed their issues at left tackle. They even moved guards over there to see if that would do it. There's a major hole there that needs to get plugged quickly. If this isn't their first pick, I'd be shocked.

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