Ravens rookie RB Tyler Badie ‘continues to stand out’ at OTAs

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The Baltimore Ravens have held a couple of practices open to the media during OTAs so far, and perhaps the biggest standout from these practices has been rookie running back Tyler Badie.

The team’s sixth-round pick has managed to steal the show to an extent with impressive contributions in the passing game as well as some notable explosiveness.

Of course, it’s unwise to take too much away from non-contact practices, but Badie has at least looked as-advertised with his performance this spring.

The Ravens believed they had found a steal when they drafted Badie all the way in the sixth round. To this point, he’s doing everything to prove them right.

Tyler Badie continues to impress this summer for the Ravens

The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec reported last week that Badie “continues to stand out” with his performance at OTAs.

"“[Badie] made several catches out of the backfield and even got free for a touchdown. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman also noted a few of the jump cuts Badie made on inside runs. His explosiveness has definitely been on display through the first two weeks of OTAs.”"

The Ravens have high hopes for a number of the members of their 2022 NFL Draft with the likes of Kyle Hamilton and Tyler Linderbaum expected to step in as day one contributors at their respective positions.

Badie’s path to playing time isn’t as certain, however. With J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards returning from injury, the Ravens’ backfield is crowded entering training camp.

Badie will be forced to compete with the likes of Mike Davis and Justice Hill for the RB3 role in the offense. The odds may be stacked against him with two more experienced backs serving as his competition, but if he continues to impress, the Ravens might have no choice but to find him snaps.

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While most of the attention has gone to players like Hamilton and Linderbaum, Tyler Badie is doing everything he can to ensure he isn’t overlooked.

He’s certainly someone to keep an eye on this summer.