Marshal Yanda, G, Baltimore Ravens
There’s no secret that the Baltimore Ravens are struggling for cap space, and with other needs that need to be addressed, there’s a chance they could wind up parting with Marshal Yanda, whose cap figure is over $10 million for the next two seasons. Before going down with an injury this season, Yanda was a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro.
If he can revert to somewhat of the player he was before the injury, there’s little doubt that he would be a top 10 player at his position. If the Tennessee Titans can add a guy like that into the trenches, they could wind up having one of the better offensive lines in football.
Since Amy Adams Strunk took over the franchise, she has put a premium on protecting Marcus Mariota, who came into the league playing behind one of the worst offensive lines who surrendered a league high 54(!) sacks in 2015. Since then, the offensive line has made great strides. Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin are the team’s bookends at tackle for the next decade, while guard Quinton Spain has shown the ability to be a quality starter in the league for a long time as well.
If you can replace an average starter in Josh Kline with an elite player like Yanda, it would have the potential to return this unit back to the dominant force it was 2016, and hopefully keep Mariota healthy for a full season.