7 standouts from Ravens minicamp headlined by multiple rookies

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4. Tyler Badie, RB, Ravens

The Ravens ran pretty much an exclusively passing camp this week which left little room for the running backs to make an impact, but rookie Tyler Badie still found a way.

Badie was easily the most active running back in the passing game and one of the most productive players of the week. He hauled in numerous passes working with both the starters and backups.

The highlight was probably a touchdown from Anthony Brown in which Badie burnt past linebacker Patrick Queen for the score. Notably, Badie didn’t drop a single pass.

Badie will be looking to secure a role in the Ravens’ offense, and if he could prove his value as a receiver, he might just win that RB3 role coming out of camp.

3. Brandon Stephens, S, Ravens

The Ravens liked what they saw from defensive back Brandon Stephens last season. The former college running back and cornerback made the move to safety and ended up playing a crucial role as a result of injuries.

Now, the team is hoping to see Stephens continue to develop this offseason. The early signs have been encouraging.

Stephens was pretty impressive in coverage this week with his most notable highlight coming on a pass deflection when working against wide receiver Jaylon Moore. Moore had the ball in his hands, only for Stephens to reach in and rip it free.

The Ravens see Stephens as a swiss army knife whose versatility should help him find some type of role on defense. Here’s to hoping he carries over this momentum into the summer.