Marshal Yanda, G (6-foot-3, 305 pounds, ninth season)
Jeremy Zuttah, C (6-4, 300, eighth season)
Kelechi Osemele, G (6-5, 330, fourth season)
John Urschel, G-C (6-3, 308, second year)
Ryan Jensen, C (6-4, 300, third season)
Robert Myers, G (6-5, 330, fifth round)
Leon Brown, G (6-6, 320, undrafted)
Nick Easton, C (6-3, 300, undrafted)
Kaleb Johnson, G (6-4, 300, undrafted)
Little drama is expected at these positions, as Yanda, Osemele and Zuttah are all penciled in to retain their starting jobs after playing well last season. The Pro Football Focus website rated Yanda as the best offensive lineman in the entire NFL in 2014, and Osemele also received high marks, while Zuttah brought stability to the unit in his first year in Baltimore. The only question going forward is whether Zuttah is fully recovered from offseason hip surgery in time to start when the 2015 season begins.
Key Role Player
Urschel has displayed impressive skill and versatility since joining the Ravens as a fifth-round draft pick in 2014. He started three regular-season games and two playoff games at guard, receiving solid marks for his performances. This spring, with Zuttah still recovering from surgery, he served as the first-team center at practices and minicamps, earning compliments from quarterback Joe Flacco. Basically, he is now the backup at all three interior offensive line positions and could easily step into a starting role if needed.
Most Anticipated Battle
With the starting jobs and key backup role basically already decided, the biggest battle is for the "deep depth" jobs. Myers would seemingly have the edge as a 2015 draft pick, but Jensen has intrigued the coaches with his strength and versatility.
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