ESPN.com polled 21 Baltimore media members for their top 20 players on the 2015 Baltimore Ravens' roster. The countdown will run through the end of the month, just before the start of training camp.
Let's continue the countdown ...
No. 10: Kelechi Osemele
Total points: 225. First-place votes: None.
Highest ranking: No. 5. Lowest ranking: Not ranked.
2015 salary-cap figure ranking: 24th ($1.064 million)
2014 ranking: No. 16
Biggest question: Will Osemele become the latest draft pick to price himself out of the Ravens?
Storyline: Osemele proved he was completely recovered from a back injury that sidelined him in 2013 and established himself as the one of the dominating run blockers in the league. He is also a sound pass protector, and he made one of the most critical blocks in the playoff win in Pittsburgh when he pushed James Harrison to the ground and freed up Joe Flacco to make a touchdown pass to Torrey Smith. Osemele's play can get overshadowed by Marshal Yanda, who is one of the NFL's best linemen. But league evaluators know he is one of the emerging guards. Entering the final year of his contract, Osemele could be like Pernell McPhee, Arthur Jones and Paul Kruger, all of whom priced themselves out of the Ravens' range with their play heading into free agency.
Where Osemele should be ranked: Even though he jumped six spots from last year, few would argue if Osemele was a few spots higher. His importance was underscored in 2013, when the offensive line struggled after he had season-ending back surgery. He is on the verge of being a Pro Bowl player.
File this away: Pro Football Focus rated Osemele as the sixth-best guard in football last year. He was the fourth-best run blocking guard and only allowed two sacks, according to PFF.
What the Ravens are saying about Osemele: "The way 'K.O' [Kelechi Osemele] finishes every play is incredible. I don’t know that there’s anybody in the NFL that finishes better than he does." -- offensive line coach Juan Castillo
Here is the panel of voters: Morgan Adsit (WBFF-TV), Clifton Brown (Comcast SportsNet Baltimore), Jerry Coleman (105.7 The Fan), Bruce Cunnningham (WBFF-TV), Steve Davis (105.7 The Fan), John Eisenberg (Baltimore Ravens website), Pete Gilbert (WBAL-TV), David Ginsburg (Associated Press), Brent Harris (Comcast SportsNet Baltimore), Brett Hollander (WBAL Radio), Qadry Ismail (WBAL Radio), Luke Jones (WNST Radio), Rob Long (105.7 The Fan), Jon Meoli (Baltimore Sun), Keith Mills (WBAL Radio), Joe Platania (the Press Box), Gerry Sandusky (WBAL-TV), Mark Viviano (WJZ-TV), Aaron Wilson (Baltimore Sun), Jeff Zrebiec (Baltimore Sun) and Jamison Hensley (ESPN.com).
Recapping the 2015 Ravens' top 20 player rankings:
No. 11: Daryl Smith
No. 12: Brandon Williams
No. 13: Lardarius Webb
No. 14: Rick Wagner
No. 15: Timmy Jernigan
No. 16: Courtney Uphsaw
No. 17: Eugene Monroe
No. 18: Sam Koch
No. 19: Dennis Pitta
No. 20: Breshad Perriman