Biggest Question Mark: Jared Gaither
Will he be a Raven when the season starts? Will he be happy if he is? There are plenty of questions surrounding Gaither and seeming no answers in sight. The Ravens practically tried to give him away, begging a team to sign the restricted free agent and then trying to trade him. But they couldn’t find any takers, which is baffling considering his impressive 2009 season. Assuming he remains in Baltimore, he’ll be moved over to right tackle where he should continue to dominate.
Position Battle to Watch: Wide Receiver
Anquan Boldin will be Joe Flacco’s go-to guy, but who will step up as his second and third options? Mark Clayton and Derrick Mason have experience in Baltimore’s system, but Donte’ Stallworth will have a chip on his shoulder after sitting out the 2009 season.
Impact Rookie: Terrence Cody
Cody likely won’t start in Baltimore, but he gives them unmatched depth on the defensive line. They’ll likely use him in a rotation with Haloti Ngata and Kevin Gregg at nose tackle which will keep all three players fresh. If Cody can perform at an elite level for 25-30 plays per game, he’ll give the Ravens a truly dominant defensive line.