Ravens: 3 sleeper players who could make noise at training camp

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2. Khalil Dorsey, CB, Ravens

Another player who finds himself the victim of a crowded depth chart is cornerback Khalil Dorsey.

An undrafted free agent signing a year ago, Dorsey played sparingly during his rookie season and spent a good portion of the year on the injured reserve.

However, he returned this spring and looked better than ever. So much so that few players were more impressive in spring workouts than he was.

Dorsey was flying all around the field on defense and forced the team to take notice. If he could do the same this summer, it might be very difficult to keep him off the roster.

Much like Washington, however, there’s no easy path to the roster for Dorsey.

Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Tavon Young, Jimmy Smith, and Anthony Averett are all guaranteed roster spots. The same is likely true for fifth-round pick Shaun Wade who should see time in the nickel.

That’s already six cornerbacks right there. Assuming the Ravens keep a seventh, Dorsey would have to beat out former fourth-round pick Iman Marshall and waiver-wire pickup Davontae Harris for the final spot.

What’s working against him is that the Ravens already have plenty of nickel cornerback depth. Aside from Young, the team has both Wade and Averett who have experience playing in the slot, not to mention Humphrey.

Dorsey’s impressive performance this spring turned heads. If he could continue to excel this summer, he might just force the team’s hand.