Baltimore Ravens 2023 roster ranking: No. 63 Rayshad Nichols

Will Rayshad Nichols make the Baltimore Ravens roster?

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We are getting closer to training camp, and as we get closer, we are getting closer to the top 53 players on the roster ranking list. This list ranks every player on the Baltimore Ravens roster and handicapping who has the best chance to make the roster and who has the most influence on wins and losses.

We are down to number 63 on our list.

Baltimore Ravens 2023 roster ranking: No. 63 Rayshad Nichols

Rayshad Nichols is entering his second NFL season. He was a rookie UDFA from Stephen A. Austin last year. While he spent most of the year on the Ravens practice squad, injuries did force him into action by the end of the season. He played 15 snaps against the Steelers in week 17, but the team did not activate him for the playoff game.

So, entering year two Rayshad Nichols has a goal to make the roster and stick there for the season. After his progress in year one, it is definitely on the table, but as our ranking shows, we have him right outside for now.

First, the Ravens are getting Michael Pierce healthy. Then, they signed Angelo Blackson. Blackson is not the stiffest competition, but he has years of NFL experience that Nichols is only hoping to achieve at this point.

So, when you look at the Ravens roster, they have Pierce, Blackson, and Brent Urban as the depth ahead of Nichols. Then, they have Broderick Washington, Justin Madubuike, and Travis Jones. So, Rayshad Nichols is now entering the year as the seventh interior lineman when most teams will only keep six.

So, this is why 63 is the right spot for him. It would just take a small push from a strong summer to get him onto the roster and impacting games. However, he stands just outside right now, and he has to compete this summer to prove that the growth from year one is only continuing.