Ravens free-agent rankings: No. 6

February, 28, 2014
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Let's continue the ranking of the Baltimore Ravens' 13 unrestricted free agents:

No. 6: MICHAEL OHER

Position: Offensive tackle

The good: Even though Oher's life story inspired the movie "The Blind Side," one of his strengths was versatility. He played left and right tackle throughout his career, stepping into the spot the Ravens needed him the most. The Ravens have always been able to count on Oher for his toughness and durability, and they consider him a throwback type of player. He has never missed a game in his career and became the first Ravens rookie offensive lineman since Jonathan Ogden in 1996 to start all 16 games.

The bad: Oher hasn't lived up to the expectations of being the 23rd overall pick from four years ago. He never became a top-notch left tackle and has ended up being an average right tackle. Penalties (24 false starts in his career) and pass protection have long been trouble areas for Oher.

The bottom line: Coach John Harbaugh didn't rule out bringing back both Oher and Eugene Monroe, the team's starting tackles who are scheduled to become free agents. But this seems like a long shot. It's more likely that only one will return. If the Ravens can't re-sign Monroe because he's too expensive, the Ravens would bring back Oher to play left tackle, which won't be popular with the team's fan base.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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