Things Ravens should like about their 2019 practice squad
The Baltimore Ravens practice squad is a well put together unit. Here are some things to be happy about the practice squad:
The Ravens have some talented players on their practice squad. De’Lance Turner had 35 carries for 144 yards in the preseason. He is the player most likely to make the jump to an NFL roster this season. With that said, I would doubt that Turner is on many people’s radars. Turner has been a part of the practice squad in two consecutive years. He’s gotten some action in regular season games but he hasn’t gotten his big break yet. Other than Maurice Canady, Turner is probably the most experienced man on the practice squad.
Turner is right where he should be. He’s on the practice squad where he can develop a little bit. Turner is a downhill running back who isn’t afraid to sprint full speed into any rushing lane. He’s got the athleticism to play in this league but he needs to grow as an overall running back. We may not have heard the last of Turner. He has the physical ability and he’s only going to get better.
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The Ravens saw Jaleel Scott go from a disappointing 2018 preseason to a roster spot winning performance in 2019. Receivers sometimes need some time to develop. Sean Modster and Antoine Wesley had impressive glimpses of what they bring to the table. Sticking around on the practice squad is a likely outcome for both of their seasons. It may give them the polish and the confidence they need to take the next step in 2020.
Zach Sieler was Ozzie Newsome‘s last draft pick. He didn’t deserve a roster spot however the practice squad is about right. Sieler is huge. Like Turner, the physical traits are not the issue. If the light clicks for Sieler, who has prototype length and size, he could move his way up to the 53 man roster.
This is what sticks out with the practice squad. It’s a grouping of players that all have something to offer and some hope for the future. It’s about as good of a practice squad as you could hope for.