Baltimore Ravens: Takeaways from final 53-man roster decisions
With the Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster solidified, we can take a look and pull away some important notes from the final decisions that went into this team.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to the final 53-man roster for the Baltimore Ravens. Additionally, here is the Ebony Bird team’s respective predictions for who we believed would make the final 53 man-roster.
Now, here’s some important notes we took from the decisions the front office made:
Trace McSorley’s preseason proved his worth:
The Baltimore Ravens may’ve spent a sixth round pick on Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, but he was far from a sure-thing to make the team. With Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III entrenched as the starting and primary backup respectively, the outlook for McSorley to make the roster was bleak.
It seemed that his best chance was to show off some versatility as a play-maker rather than a quarterback in the same vein as New Orleans Saints player Taysom Hill. If McSorley could show off that same athleticism, which he absolutely possesses, he would shoot up his chances to make the 53-man roster.
Instead, McSorley balled out all preseason as a passer. McSorley played significant time in all four preseason games, completing 56.7% of his passes for 533-yards and four touchdowns against two interceptions. McSorley also tacked on 47 rushing yards and a touchdown as a runner.
Despite not playing with the starters, McSorley still proved himself to be a quality backup. Perhaps Baltimore can shop RGIII now to quarterback needy teams, as they can feel very comfortable with Trace McSorley sitting behind Jackson.