ing to retain their own free agents"WhitePodcast Film Review Fanposts Fanshots Ravens StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Ravens ReportYahoo Ravens Depth ChartYahoo Ravens TransactionsYahoo Ravens PhotosAbout Odds Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Ravens expected to give DT Michael Pierce a second-round tender New Mark Andrews Jersey Discount ,9commentsThe Ravens continue to waste no time in attempting to retain their own free agentsESTShareTweetShareShareRavens expected to give DT Michael Pierce a second-round tender Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY SportsA day after they placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent linebacker Patrick Onwuasor, the Ravens are taking the same action with defensive tackle Michael Pierce, whose also a RFA. Pierce is set to make just north of $3 million this upcoming season. Given his production and consistency over the past few seasons, this price tag is a fairly significant bargain. Pierce has developed into a dominant run-stuffing force and one of the most impactful interior defensive lineman in the league.This past season, Pierce received a 91.0 grade from Pro Football Focus, which ranked 5th among all players at the position. Few could have foreseen this ascendance from the former undrafted free agent but he’s quickly become one of the most important players on Baltimore’s roster.Losing Pierce would be a significant blow to the Ravens defense, especially after losing Eric Weddle and with the impending free agencies of three impact players near the line of scrimmage: Terrell Suggs, Za’Darius Smith, and C.J. Mosley.Because Pierce is restricted free agent Mark Andrews Jersey Super Bowl , the Ravens can match any offer sheet that another team extends to him. As is the case with Onwuasor, should Baltimore decline to match an offer from another team, they would receive a second-round draft pick as compensation for losing Pierce. It wouldn’t be surprising to see both Onwuasor and Pierce receive offers from other teams but the Ravens would almost certainly match them. While second-round picks are valuable, it’s unlikely Baltimore would find a player as talented and dominant as Michael Pierce. The speedster would excel in Baltimore"WhitePodcast Film Review Fanposts Fanshots Ravens StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Ravens ReportYahoo Ravens Depth ChartYahoo Ravens TransactionsYahoo Ravens PhotosAbout Odds Community Guidelines StubHub ✕NFL DraftNFL Draft Profiles2019 NFL DraftThe Ravens need Mecole HardmanNew,2commentsThe speedster would excel in BaltimoreEDTShareTweetShareShareThe Ravens need Mecole HardmanMecole Hardman is a perfect fit for the Baltimore Ravens. His combination of play speed, quickness, versatility and toughness align with the Ravens needs on offense and special teams. Let’s see what his tape shows us:Hardman has many positives to his game:Can play in the slot or outside.Quick with good enough strength (17 bench reps) to beat press coverageCreates huge separation on underneath, intermediate and deep routesPerformed in big games, scoring touchdowns in SEC Championship and National Championship gamesDouble move connoisseur Elite tracking abilityScary ability as a gunner and returner on special teamsExcels taking jet sweeps/screens and converting them into first downs/touchdownsRuns through contact at an incredibly high speed Mark Andrews Jersey For Sale , breaking alarming amounts of tackles for his sizeSudden in underneath routes to open up throwing lanesOutstanding visionWorks back to the quarterbackUses the sideline wellGreat body controlWilling blocker5’10’’ 187 pound frame is big enough to absorb contact for his play styleHardman needs to work on:Hand strength/securing catchesPlaying through the whistleContested catchesBecoming an every down playerHardman’s combine numbers were shocking:4.31s forty-time1.48 ten-yard split36 inch vertical17 reps of 225Mecole Hardman is around the same size as many of the NFL’s leading receivers including Antonio Brown, Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill, T.Y. Hilton, Brandin Cooks and Odell Beckham Jr. His size, speed, and quickness would present problems for bigger corners.Hardman was a high-school quarterback, and is still learning the receiver position. With that being considered, his ceiling is considerably higher as a pro than in college. He managed to find the end zone once every 4.6 plays Mark Andrews Jersey On Sale , scoring 13 touchdowns on only 60 touches. He also managed 1,467 return yards on only 74 returns. Mecole would be valuable in the Ravens’ offense, and would be able to take the top off, consistently winning 1-on-1 on the outside or in the slot. If the box is stacked, Hardman will score at a freakishly high rate if Lamar Jackson is able to get the ball in his hands deep.Greg Roman would love to have him for jet sweeps/screens which are a prominent feature in his offensive game plan. Many pundits predict that Mecole will be available in the third round. University of Georgia playmakers have excelled at the NFL level, and Hardman should follow suit. He projects somewhere between Seattle Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett and Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill. If the Ravens are able to secure Hardman with the 85th pick, they won’t regret it.