The Baltimore Ravens are a team that wins with their ability to draft, develop and retain talent. However, in the 2023 NFL draft, they had a lot less draft capital than they are used to. With a smaller class and some later-round picks, the group has not been as good as many fans and the Ravens are used to.
So, with a preseason that brought concern, how did the group look in week one?
Round 1 Zay Flowers - Stock Up
The Baltimore Ravens draft class has questions, but Zay Flowers certainly is not one of them. Flowers led the team in targets with 10, catches with nine, and yards with 78. He was technically the number two wideout, though. Odell Beckham led the Ravens in snaps played as well as air yards.
Beckham will be the deep field passing option, which is more boom and bust, but this will open things up for Flowers in the quick passing game.
Round 3 Trenton Simpson - Stock Down
Trenton Simpson did not play a defensive snap in his debut. He did log 17 special teams snaps, and at least he was active after a bad preseason, but this is not the start he wanted. Patrick Queen played well, which may have increased his trade value, but it also highlights how far Simpson is behind him.
Round 4 Tavius Robinson - Stock Down
Tavius Robinson played seven snaps in his NFL debut and he logged 14 special teams snaps. Once again, they were at least able to keep him active, but he is clearly the fourth edge rusher, and when Tyus Bowser returns, his role is in flux. Malik Harrison even played more edge snaps than Robinson because he can fill the role of Bowser better.
Round 5 Kyu Blu Kelly - Stock Down
Kyu Blu Kelly did not play for the Seattle Seahawks.
Round 6 - Sala Aumavae-Laulu - Stock Down
Sala Aumavae-Laulu was inactive in week one. He lost the starting job to John Simpson this summer.
Round 7 - Andrew Vorhees - Stock Even
Andrew Vorhees will not play this year.