Is Kyle Shanahan a good fit in Baltimore?
It is no secret the Ravens need to improve their offensive line. Major changes could be coming. Right tackle Michael Oher is a free agent not expected to return. The Ravens want to re-sign left tackle Eugene Monroe, but he is also a free agent. Left guard Kelechi Osemele is coming off back surgery, and even if he returns 100 percent, he could be switching positions. And center Gino Gradkowski will be challenged to keep his starting job.
The Ravens’ decision-makers, led by general manager Ozzie Newsome, are in Mobile, Alabama this week for the Senior Bowl. Here are five potential offensive linemen working out in Mobile that the Ravens might draft.
Joel Bitonio, G-T, Nevada
He played left tackle for the Wolfpack and did not allow a sack this season against two of the nation’s leading pass rushers – Anthony Barr of UCLA, and Kyle Van Noy of BYU. Bitonio is considered a potential second or third round pick, but his stock could go up with a strong Senior Bowl week.
Seantrel Henderson, T, Miami
How he interviews will be very important, after being suspended three times for violating team rules during his college career. Henderson is huge (6-foot-8, 340 pounds), but viewed more as a right tackle at the NFL level. The Ravens could groom him to replace Oher.
Zack Martin, T-G Notre Dame
He started 50 games at left tackle, which is a Notre Dame record. However, many scouts think guard will be his best NFL position. He could improve the Ravens’ offensive line depth immediately, if not compete for a starting job.
Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor
According to USA Today, Richardson had a rough day Monday at Senior Bowl practice, competing against defensive tackle Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh.
However, Richardson is still viewed as a talent who might be intriguing enough to take in the second or third round.
Bryan Stork, C, Florida St.
Stork won the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s outstanding center. If drafted by the Ravens, Stork would be immediate competition for Gradkowski.