Top offseason needs: AFC North
What the Ravens, Bengals, Browns and Steelers need to address this offseason
This is the third part of an eight-part series in which Football Outsiders looks at the biggest holes remaining on each team going into the offseason. Remember, some of these holes might not actually be holes if teams re-sign their own players, and other holes will be filled during free agency and the draft.
Today, Outsiders looks at the AFC North.
Baltimore Ravens: Special teams, interior offensive line
According to Football Outsiders, the Ravens ranked 30th this season in special teams, but they are only one year removed from their No. 4 ranking in 2010. Given how Baltimore's season ended, it's tempting to scapegoat kicker Billy Cundiff, but there was plenty of blame to go around. Indeed, although the Ravens did rank 23rd in place-kicking, scoring 5.0 fewer points than expected, they also ranked 28th in kickoff value (minus-7.4 net expected points added), 27th in punt value (minus-7.7), and 29th on kick returns (minus-5.9).
To read the rest of Football Outsiders' analysis of the Ravens, plus the biggest offseason holes for every team in the AFC North, sign up for ESPN Insider.
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Dolphins trade Martin to 49ers for draft pick
- Jags send former 1st-rounder Gabbert to SF
- Cowboys cut Pro-Bowler Ware; Broncos next?
- Sources: Talib gets $57M deal from Broncos
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
The NFL on ESPN.com
NFL DRAFT ON ESPN
NFL DRAFT PROFILES
HOT BUTTON: KIPER-MCSHAY DEBATES
NFL DRAFT TEAM NEEDS
MORE NFL COVERAGE
MORE NFL DRAFT
- Fathead Peyton Hillis Wall Graphic