Ravens final 53 player roster prediction: Preseason week 2

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Aug 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Luke McCown (7) prepares to throw the ball in front of Baltimore Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin (38) during the second quarter in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


In: Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb, Kyle Arrington, Rashaan Melvin, Tray Walker, Cassius Vaughn

Out: Asa Jackson, Tramain Jacobs, Chris Greenwood, Quinton Porter

The Ravens carried only five cornerbacks on the final roster last season, and what followed was an unmitigated disaster.  They are almost certain to keep at least six this year, with Smith, Webb, Arrington, and Walker as locks.

Melvin has performed very well this offseason and shouldn’t have a problem sticking on the roster. Vaughn has had an up and down camp but is underrated by most.  He offers an additional steady, durable veteran presence as well.

That gives him the edge over Porter, Jackson, and Jacobs in my eyes.  Jackson has spent far too much time on the sidelines with various injuries over his career, and has performed poorly when on the field. Jacobs has run with the third team defense all offseason.

Porter probably has the best shot of all.  He’s had a decent offseason and could likely land on the practice squad with/in place of Jacobs if he continues.

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