Ravens: 5 players that improved their stock the most this summer

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Ravens, Chris Westry
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2. Chris Westry, CB, Ravens

The Ravens have arguably the deepest and most talented secondary in the NFL. For that reason, it was always going to be difficult for a player like Chris Westry to stand out.

Yet, that’s just what he did.

Signed to a futures contract by the Ravens back in January, Westry spent the first two years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys where he appeared in just two regular-season games.

He entered the summer buried on the depth chart with at least six or seven cornerbacks ahead of him. But he quickly began to make his case.

At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Westry looked like a young Jimmy Smith and flashed his immense potential. His play was so strong that the Ravens opted to trade away fifth-round rookie Shaun Wade just to make room for Westry on the roster.

It says a lot that a player who was likely seen as little more than an intriguing developmental camp body performed so well in the summer, that he forced his team to get rid of one of their draft picks — a fifth-rounder at that.

In reality, we could have thrown any of Westry, Ar’Darius Washington, or Geno Stone in this spot. All three players improved their stock significantly despite being on the roster bubble to start the summer.

But of the three, Westry likely had the largest uphill battle to climb. And he successfully scaled that depth chart mountain.