Ravens: 3 takeaways from the first week of 2021 OTAs

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The Baltimore Ravens have officially concluded their first session of OTAs this offseason. The majority of the roster has reconvened as the team took its first steps toward what should be an eventful 2021 season.

The Ravens kicked off their offseason workouts earlier this month in rookie minicamp which ran from May 14-16. But starting on the 25th, the rest of the roster was given the opportunity to participate as well.

Somewhere between 65 and 70 Ravens players showed up for the first stage of voluntary OTAs this past week.

It was the first time the team held an organized full-roster workout since their disappointing 17-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round of last season’s playoffs.

After making the postseason in three consecutive years, the Ravens are looking to get over the proverbial hump and compete with some of the AFC’s best teams.

That process all starts with spring and summer workouts.

There were a few talking points coming out of the first week of practices including Lamar Jackson’s extension talks, Bradley Bozeman’s official move to center, and ongoing trade rumors surrounding star wide receiver Julio Jones.

But none of those talking points had much to do with what happened on the field.

We take a look at three brief takeaways from the first few days of 2021 OTAs.