Ravens: 4 rookies who could earn starting jobs in 2021

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The Baltimore Ravens have high hopes for their 2021 NFL Draft class with numerous players expected to contribute early in their careers.

Last year’s draft class saw quite a few early contributors as well, despite a stacked overall roster presenting plenty of competition.

First-round pick Patrick Queen started all 16 games at linebacker and, while he had his fair share of ups and downs, made quite the impact in his rookie season.

Second-round pick J.K. Dobbins emerged as a key contributor on offense as the year went on as seems primed to take over the RB1 role heading into 2021.

Third-round pick Tyre Phillips was a Week 1 starter at right guard and went on to start eight games during his rookie year. Meanwhile, fellow third-round picks Malik Harrison, Justin Madubuike, and Devin Duvernay each started a few games as well.

Of the three, Harrison has the best chance to see significant starting reps this season. A season in which the Ravens could lean on their rookie class more than any point in recent memory.

There’s a decent chance that all eight 2021 NFL Draft picks play some type of role either on offense or defense this season.

But which rookies have the best odds of developing into starters early in their careers?

We take a look at four Ravens rookies who could start as early as the 2021 season.