2018 Disaster Draft: The Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are likely giddy at the prospect of a disaster draft, with the ability to potentially shed a disastrous couple of contracts off of their books. Namely: Joe Flacco. Their defense is top-notch, but their offense has a lot to be desired. It’s time for them to clean house, and it gives the Arches and Conquistadors a chance to pick up a starting-caliber quarterback. Without further ado, let’s see which sixteen players the Ravens choose to keep in the disaster draft.

Players Lost:
Mike Wallace, Ben Watson, Alex Collins (Collins is an Exclusive Rights Free Agent, which means in real life, Baltimore is hanging on. For the purposes of this exercise… he gone.)

The No Doubters:

Marshal Yanda G $9,125,220 $10,125,220 $10,125,222
Jimmy Smith CB $7,267,647 $15,675,000 $16,175,000 UFA
Terrell Suggs OLB $6,950,000 $6,950,000 UFA
Eric Weddle FS $5,750,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 UFA
Ronnie Stanley T $4,655,529 $5,586,635 $6,517,744 UFA
Tony Jefferson SS $4,030,000 $8,990,000 $10,990,000 $9,990,000 UFA
Brandon Williams DT $3,820,000 $11,545,000 $12,295,000 $12,295,000 $12,545,000
Justin Tucker K $3,106,666 $5,046,666 $5,146,668 UFA
C.J. Mosley ILB $2,796,183 $8,718,000 UFA

Sadly, Yanda is their best player on offense, and Ronnie Stanley isn’t that far behind. Suggs and Weddle are near the end of the line but are still playing at a high level. Jimmy Smith is injured right now but is one of the best CBs in the NFL. C.J Mosley is one of the most talented young LBs in the league. Justin Tucker is Justin Tucker and likely one of a couple kickers who gets kept as a no doubter.

The More-Than-Likely Staying:

Sam Koch P $3,100,000 $3,550,000 $3,950,000 $3,250,000 UFA
Brandon Carr CB $3,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 UFA
Austin Howard RT $2,525,000 $5,000,000 $7,500,000 UFA
Marlon Humphrey CB $2,154,087 $2,692,609 $3,231,131 $3,769,652
Lardarius Webb CB $1,300,000 $2,550,000 $2,450,000 UFA
Anthony Levine ILB $1,033,333 $1,533,333 $1,633,334 UFA
Za’Darius Smith OLB $735,788 $825,788 UFA

A sad testament to the state of the Ravens offense that the only players they protect on that side of the ball are a guard and a tackle… and they keep a punter. Koch led the league on punts within the twenty-yard line last season, so he stays. The CB trio of Carr/Humphrey/Webb kept opposing quarterbacks stymied last year. Levine and Smith stay in an effort to keep as much of this defense together as possible.

The Leftovers:

Mexico City and St. Louis will tell us who they want, who they really, really want from this list:

PLAYER POS. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Joe Flacco QB $24,550,000 $24,750,000 $26,500,000 $28,250,000 $24,250,000
Jeremy Maclin WR $3,500,000 $7,500,000 UFA
Breshad Perriman WR $2,374,177 $2,769,875 UFA
Danny Woodhead RB $1,750,000 $3,300,000 $3,750,000 UFA
Kamalei Correa ILB $1,306,735 $1,568,082 $1,829,434 UFA
Albert McClellan OLB $1,200,000 $1,450,000 UFA
Maxx Williams TE $1,105,292 $1,289,509 UFA
Morgan Cox LS $1,040,000 $1,140,000 $1,240,000 $1,240,000 UFA
Tyus Bowser OLB $1,013,747 $1,267,184 $1,520,621 $1,774,057 UFA
Bronson Kaufusi DE $814,754 $939,254 $1,039,793 UFA
Carl Davis DT $787,021 $877,021 UFA
Javorius Allen RB $733,618 $823,618 UFA
Chris Wormley DT $689,660 $850,660 $960,660 $1,058,663 UFA
Chris Moore WR $689,090 $779,090 $869,090 UFA
Tim Williams OLB $679,170 $809,170 $904,170 $1,004,170 UFA
Nick Boyle TE $656,563 $746,565 UFA
Willie Henry DT $635,848 $725,848 $815,849 UFA
Matt Judon OLB $603,934 $693,934 $783,934 UFA
Michael Pierce DT $543,333 $633,334 RFA
Jermaine Eluemunor G $531,788 $621,788 $711,788 $801,791 UFA
Tavon Young CB $514,282 $781,282 $871,284 UFA
Chuck Clark S $508,701 $598,701 $688,701 $778,704 UFA
Nico Siragusa G $505,344 $637,344 $802,344 $892,347 UFA
Alex Lewis G $485,974 $752,974 $842,975 UFA
Maurice Canady CB $481,795 $655,089 $745,089 UFA
Patrick Ricard DT $467,166 $557,166 $647,168 RFA
Jaylen Hill CB $465,000 $555,000 $645,000 RFA
Kenneth Dixon RB $445,259 $725,848 $815,849 UFA
Matt Skura C $410,295 $555,000 ERFA
Stephane Nembot T $367,166 $634,168 RFA
Bam Bradley ILB $362,422 $555,666 $645,668 RFA
Brandon Kublanow T $350,333 $557,333 $647,334 RFA
Tim White WR $350,000 $557,000 $647,000 RFA
Andrew Donnal RT $253,235 $705,000 UFA
Maurquice Shakir G $246,177 $555,000 ERFA
Darren Waller TE $27,774 $642,774 $705,000 UFA

 

Disclaimer goes here: Roster is as of January 1, 2018 and salary figures are from Spotrac.com

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