2023 Ravens Depth Chart: 3 Observations about the Offense
1. Laquon Treadwell beats all other ancially weapons
The battle for the WR5 role is going to be a tough one and everything is still up in the air when it comes to the final outlook of the position past the fourth member of the wide receiver unit.
Although not serious at this point, this depth chart gave us a nice clue about what might be happening in a few days when the final roster will be revealed.
Treadwell beat all of Proche, Tarik Black, Makai Polk, Tylan Wallace, Shemar Bridges, Sean Ryan, and Dontay Demus Jr. for the WR5 role. In other words: Treadwell, a former first-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings, is the next-man-up option on the preseason WR unit of Baltimore.
2. No sight of Ben Cleveland in the race for Left Guard reps
Highlighted as the fiercest battle through the Ravens training camp, the left guard position seems to have a leader in John Simpson and a very capable reserve in rookie Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu.
If you feel like you're missing something, that's because you are: Ben Cleveland was not listed at all on the LG row, not even as the third-string member of it.
It looks like the rookie Sala has convinced the coaches (mostly and most importantly HC John Harbaugh) and that this battle is now a two-man race between the freshman and Simpson. Whoever makes the most of the pre-season matchups will probably end up winning the starting LG role.
3. Tyler Huntley is your reserve quarterback
I could have gone with Gus Edwards jumping over J.K. Dobbins in the pecking order, but that doesn't feel quite right considering Dobbins will be the clear-cut RB1 of the Ravens next season the minute he comes to his senses and returns to the team.
The race for backing up Lamar Jackson, though, isn't quite clear at this point, and with Jackson most probably not throwing passes in the pre-season games, it's going to be a two-man fight for a single role behind Lamar in the roster.
The PR members of the Ravens know no more than we do, though, but at least to their eyes through training camp and following the guys closely for the past couple of weeks, they believe (reasonably as he's been more consistent and less turnover-prone) that Huntley is the main reserve entering Saturday's preseason opener.