2. A Healthy RG3 is a Dangerous RG3
A rejuvenated RG3 emerged at the end of the 2016 season as he flashed speed and quickness he once displayed his rookie season in Washington.
Not only did he look fast again, his accuracy passing the football returned to form with a season-best 72.5 completion percentage. Against the daunting Pittsburgh Steelers defense, RG3 passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns.
Griffin joins the Ravens with more than a year and three months to recover from all injuries. Moreover, RG3 is well rested with a clear head after the pressure of being a star quarterback caused him to rush back from major injuries.
The Cleveland Browns ranked No. 16 in Pro Football Focus’ 2016 offensive line rankings. The Ravens O-line finished No. 18 in the 2017 rankings after their 138 total pressures surrendered and 26 combinations used.
Austin Howard was released by the Ravens on March 13 and former Ravens’ Crockett Gillmore (switching position from tight end to an offensive lineman) an is an unrestricted free agent. Not to mention, center Ryan Jensen is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.
However, the Ravens are expected to restore their offensive line through the NFL draft 2018. Per USAToday, NFL prospects like Billy Price, Isaiah Wynn, Will Hernandez and Austin Corbett are among draft options for the Ravens.
Above all, expect Griffin to utilize his dangerous rushing ability once he gets his a chance. The last time the Ravens had a dual-threat quarterback on their roster was in 2011 as Tyrod Taylor served as backup to Flacco for his first four NFL seasons.