@JBFazz1213 asks: Which Undrafted Free Agents make the Team I Say 1-TE Jake Breeland 2-TE Eli Wolf 3-LB John Daka 4-C Sean Pollard 5-DE Marcus Willoughby What’s Your List?
Answer: The Ravens are always one of the teams that you can count on having an undrafted free agent on the roster. That’s not going to change this year, yet I don’t see all five of these players making the cut. The Ravens are way too stacked. I think Jacob Breeland and John Daka have the highest chance of making the team of the five players you mentioned. Give me those two to make the team, with Chauncey Rivers as a potential third undrafted free agent.
The reason I don’t see Pollard making the team is twofold. I think he’s a project who has very little chance of contributing right away. The second part of that is that the Ravens have Matt Skura, Patrick Mekari and Bradley Bozeman all who are very viable options at center.
I don’t think Wolfe makes it because not even the Ravens are going to keep four tight ends and Breeland offers more pass catching ability and about the same amount of blocking. Willoughby has a chance but has too much competition to bank on. Though I’ll be honest, I haven’t studied him much.
@DK_BMORE asks: Name the practice squad? One big surprise cut or / trade candidate? Worst offseason move so far?
Answer: The practice squad should look fairly similar to what it looked like last year. It’s hard to really judge that before we see training camp and the preseason unfold. I would imagine we’d still see Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster. A couple undrafted free agents that could end up there are Tyler Huntley, Bronson Rechsteiner and maybe Daishawn Dixon to get a developmental offensive lineman there.
I could see Anthony Averett as a surprise cut. He’s just not that good and I think the Ravens have some good young talent that could push him. I’d also put Daylon Mack on the potential chopping block. The Ravens added a lot to the defensive line and he may not have a spot this year. Those are two players I could see on the wrong side of the bubble.
The worst offseason move so far? Honestly, I don’t think there was a bad move made by Eric DeCosta. I wouldn’t have drafted Broderick Washington in the fifth round, so if I have to choose that’s where I will go. I think after they drafted Justin Madubuike, the team was more than set on the defensive line.
@Bighomiehud asks: Do you think Brandon Williams will go back to being as dominant as he was at his natural position now that Pierce is gone?
Answer: I wrote an article about this the other day. To summarize my point, I think that Williams will have the best year of his career because he’s in the perfect situation. He will be a great force in the middle of the defensive line and will make life easy for the linebackers behind him.