10 Baltimore Ravens players who have their stock rising after preseason week one

The Baltimore Ravens saw so many players improve their status in the preseason.
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Malik Hamm, Baltimore Ravens

7. Two rookie UDFAs put their names on the map

Two lesser-known defensive rushers for the Baltimore Ravens shined in their preseason debut. UDFAs Malik Hamm and Kelle Sanders both had great debuts and now are on the 53-man roster radar, but at the very least, have become practice squad options.

Malik Hamm played 38 snaps and rushed the pass 19 times. He also dropped into coverage six times, which shows he may be able to slide into the Tyus Bowser role. Overall, he finished with three pressures, a sack, and two run stops. It was a solid day overall with a versatile skill set.

Then, there is Kelle Sanders. He played 37 snaps and rushed the passer 23 times. Sanders finished with two pressures and two run stops. The Ravens have a huge need for an edge rusher and have already worked out Jadeveon Clowney, and Kyle Van Noy.

However, they have not signed either, and we may be learning why. Do the Ravens think that these guys have an outside shot at making the roster? That would save them a lot. We need to come down a bit, as it was just the debut. However, if either Hamm or Sanders can start to stack these games together, they can make roster noise.