Baltimore Ravens 3 best offseason additions in 2022

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Baltimore Ravens: Offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum #65 of the Iowa Hawkeyes prepares to snap the ball against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first half at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens top offseason pickup: C Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa)

Back to the offensive front. There were two areas of the Ravens that were devastated by injuries in 2021. Along with the aforementioned secondary, Baltimore’s running back corps took some major hits as the summer wore down. Yes, the team till wound up finishing third in the NFL in rushing yards per game. In 2019, the franchise set a league record for most rushing yards in a season and in ’20, led the league via yards on the ground.

You don’t accomplish those feats without a quality offensive line. And in April, with the second of their two first-round picks, the team and general manager Eric DeCosta grabbed the top-ranked center in the nation in Tyler Linderbaum.

Note the analysis of’s Lance Zierlein. “Linderbaum has Pro Bowl potential but needs to be matched with a move-based rushing attack. He has the foot quickness and GPS to consistently find top positioning in the first phase of the block. He plays with leverage and body control to sustain and keep the running lane open…Teams with certain size standards might pass on him but his tenacity and talent make him a can’t-miss prospect if matched in the right scheme.”

The addition of the former University of Iowa standout by the franchise may mean the Ravens could be set at this position for years to come. That’s a bold statement but this is a quality prospect.