With all of the attention in Baltimore on the tackle and wide receiver positions, it’s easy to forget how different their secondary is going to look compared to the group that played in last year’s playoff loss to Pittsburgh.
Much more interesting: Baltimore’s youth movement at cornerback.
Cary Williams is expected to start at one cornerback spot. The fourth-year player has one career start in 2009. It looks like rookie Jimmy Smith will probably start at the other cornerback spot, according to both Baltimore area newspapers.
All of the above is subject to chance, but there’s no denying the Ravens are making an interesting gamble by getting younger and faster through the roster. The same is true at wide receiver and tight end.
We think the youth movement will pay off in the long run, but it could lead to some growing pains early in the year.