3. Chris Westry, CB, Ravens
The Ravens likely have the deepest cornerback room in the NFL. That’s not ideal for a player like Chris Westry who’s fighting an uphill battle when it comes to trying to earn a roster spot.
But on Thursday, he did his best to stand out.
Westry notched the first interception of training camp picking off an errant pass from Tyler Huntley intended for Deon Cain about 35 yards downfield.
He later tallied a couple of pass breakups including a beauty of a deflection that saw him knock the ball away from Jaylon Moore who had himself quite the day
Westry has even drawn some comparisons to longtime Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith.
It’s easy to see those comparisons too. Like Smith, Westry is a tall, lanky cornerback whose size gives him an advantage in one-on-one situations.
At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Westry is one of the most physically intriguing players on the roster. Unfortunately, he might just be the victim of the numbers game as part of a stacked cornerback depth chart.
Westry’s best bet might be to earn his way onto the practice squad where he could be the first cornerback elevated if the injury bug strikes (as it so often does).
More performances like this will go a long way toward helping him accomplish that.