Ravens: 4 players that need to step up

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#2: Ryan Jensen

Jun 19, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive guard Marshall Yanda (73) is blocked by offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (77) during minicamp at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

A 6th round pick in 2013, Jensen has been up and down his entire career. After making the roster as a rookie, Jensen was seen as a possible option at multiple positions (mainly RT and C). He did not play any offensive snaps in his rookie year, but going into last season, he was expected to compete for multiple positions on the line.

Instead, Rick Wagner completely outplayed him and ran away with the RT job. Jensen ended up losing his spot on the roster completely, as 2014 5th round pick John Urschel got the final OL spot on the roster.

Jensen signed to the practice squad last season, and he continued to try to prove his worth to the team. Over the course of training camp and the preseason, Jensen has shown that he is worthy of a roster spot due to his versatility. Being able to play any spot on the OL has earned him his spot.

However, if he does not show that he can help the team this season, the team may not give him another opportunity. He needs to prove his value by playing well no matter what position he ends up at. With a roster full of great linemen, the Ravens don’t have a lot of use for a guy like Jensen.

In order to continue his NFL career, he has to step up his game.

Next: #3: Arthur Brown

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