4 Ravens who are on thin ice entering 2022 training camp

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4. Ben Powers, OG, Ravens

The Ravens added two new starters to their offensive line this offseason signing veteran tackle Morgan Moses and drafting center Tyler Linderbaum in the first round.

Both players are expected to step in as day-one starters and help solidify a Ravens offensive line that was hit or miss last season. One position that’s not solidified, however, is left guard.

That’s the one spot on the offensive line without a designated starter entering the summer, and it’s really hard to say who the favorite is.

Veteran Ben Powers may have the inside track given his experience at the position, but he’ll be competing with the likes of Ben Cleveland, Tyre Phillips, and even Patrick Mekari.

Of the four, Powers probably has the most to lose.

Cleveland was a third-round pick in last year’s draft and likely isn’t fighting for a roster spot. Phillips has the versatility to play both tackle and guard which should keep him around. And Mekari is the Ravens’ best backup offensive lineman and just signed an extension.

If Powers fails to impress this summer, he could end up as the odd-man-out, either as a surprise victim of roster cuts or as potential trade bait.

There’s a chance that Ben Powers is the Ravens’ Week 1 starting left guard, but it feels just as possible that he’s not even on the team’s active roster come September. He has a lot to prove this summer.