7 Winners and 4 Losers from Ravens 29-28 loss to Washington

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Keaton Mitchell
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Winner: RB Keaton Mitchell

At the risk of sounding, or looking, like a broken record, please allow me to include Mitchell's lone carry from Monday's matchup here as it's very well worth it.

That's a 31-yard gain on a mad rush forward by the UDFA rookie, who finds himself fighting for the rights of earning the call as the Ravens no. 4 RB to make the 53-man roster next week. His main rival: no less than veteran RB Melvin Gordon III.

It sucked to watch Mitchell leaving the game against Washington early because of a shoulder injury, although Head Coach John Harbaugh confirmed after the affair that there is nothing to worry about and that

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network revealed that Mitchell "suffered a shoulder stinger, per source."

The trio of J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill is locked into the final roster, so those three are safe and cannot be considered winners or losers at this point in the offseason.

That said, Mitchell did a lot on Week 1 and Week 2 of the preseason for the Ravens and might be leading the race for that no. 4 running back role if Baltimore decides to carry four rushers into the regular season.

Mitchell completed that run for 31 yards and added a 28-yard kickoff return to it. Melvin Gordon carried the rock eight times for 34 yards topping at 12 in his longest run on Monday.

The problem with not naming Mitchell to the 53-man roster is that Baltimore would be waiving him, and there are little chances he goes through waivers unclaimed by other franchises.

The kid is young, spry, quick, fast, and comes with some special-team chops baked into his skill set. If only to keep him around for the mid-and-long-term future, Mitchell should have earned a spot.