4 fringe Ravens who improved their chances of making 53-man roster at minicamp

These Ravens have a shot at sticking around long-term.
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The Baltimore Ravens have one of the deepest rosters in the league, which could make cutdown day even tougher this year. The Ravens will need to almost halve their current roster to get down to 53 players ahead of a very important 2024 season.

Minicamp and OTAs provided the first chances for some of Baltimore's less-heralded players to make an impression on John Harbaugh and the rest of their coaching staff. All reports seem to indicate that the overall performance the Ravens put on display was exemplary, as projected starters and backups alike had moments to savor.

With a strong undrafted free agent class pushing everyone and fringe players looking like men possessed as they try to hold on to their roster spot, the Ravens will find it difficult to decide on which players will make their initial 53-man lineup.

These four players, none of whom have anything guaranteed as far as security on the roster, have been such dynamic performers in the first stages of preparation for 2024 that their chances of making the final cut have improved dramatically.

4 Baltimore Ravens players who improved their chances of making the 53-man roster

CB Tre Swilling

Swilling faces an uphill climb to make the roster after Baltimore drafted three defensive backs and gave undrafted safety Beau Brade a good chunk of change. However, he has been nearly picking off multiple passes and playing with the aggression he needs to finally stick with a team after bouncing between practice squads.

WR Dayton Wade

Wade has already earned some very impressive praise from fullback Pat Ricard, as the former Ole Miss star has won over many of his teammates with his route-running and vertical playmaking. While it remains to be seen if Baltimore will carry more than six wide receivers, Wade is doing everything to prove he is worth a spot.

CB Jalyn Armour-Davis

Both Armour-Davis and fellow former fourth-rounder Pepe Williams were on the chopping block heading into this season, but the ex-Alabama corner is already doing everything in his power to avoid getting cut. Armour-Davis has been very active in camp, breaking up plays left and right. Armour-Davis will compete with rookie T.J. Tampa for snaps.

WR Malik Cunningham

Cunningham had a lot on his plate this offseason, as he made the full-time transition from quarterback to wide receiver. The former Louisville quarterback was called a "natural" at his new spot by Harbaugh. His combination of size, hands, and slipperiness might put him on equal footing with fellow 53-man fringe player Tylan Wallace.