5 winners, 3 losers from the official Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster announcement

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Winners: EDGE Jadeveon Clowney, Malik Hamm

Considering Tyus Bowser will start the season listed on the NFI list, veteran Jadeveon Clowney and UDFA Malik Hamm come out as the clear winners from Tuesday's deadline if only by default.

Hamm's finding his way to the 53-man roster is a huge win, one much bigger than Clowney's inclusion in it after becoming a no. 1 pick in 2014 and playing in the NFL for nearly a decade already.

The undrafted rookie, however, signed with the Ravens following the draft and is a bonafide homegrown talent. Hamm is a former Lafayette standout but he's a Baltimore native. He spent five seasons in college as he endured the 2020 pandemic year, and he was named DPOY twice.

Hamm should get some reps and in-game action at the SAM linebacker position in the absence of Tyus Bowser and consider the Ravens' slim outside linebacker depth. The unit features just two veterans in Clowney and Odafe Oweh, with David Ojabo entering his sophomore season having barely played as a rookie after recovering from a near-season-long injury.

Clowney, who inked a one-year, incentive-laden contract with Baltimore ahead of the final days of training camp, is going to have a prime chance at earning a starting role while Bowser recovers, most probably ending with said role opposite Oweh as Ojabo seems to be years away from becoming a pro-level player.