As the Baltimore Ravens enter the final week of the regular season, plenty of eyes will be on the undrafted free agents. The Ravens have been one of the better teams in the NFL when it comes to producing talent out of the UDFA pool. What is the status of their 15 UDFAs as they enter the week of roster cutdowns?
Sean Ryan, WR, Rutgers
Sean Ryan has played 32 offensive snaps and two special teams snaps. He missed the second preseason game with an injury, and his status for week three is in doubt. Without the special teams ability, he is far from the roster, but he had four catches for 37 yards in his debut, so more big plays could lead to the practice squad.
Dontay Demus, WR, Maryland
Dontay Demus has played 47 offensive snaps so far, 21 in the debut and 26 in week two. He did not catch a pass in week one but had one catch for 11 yards in week two. He also has 16 special teams snaps. He has played ahead of Ryan and faced better talent, but after his performance in the preseason, his best case is sticking on the practice squad.
Jake Guidone, OL, UConn
Jake Guidone has logged nine snaps, all of them coming at left guard late in the preseason opener. He did not play week two and has not played special teams, so the odds are that he is one of the 90 who do not make it to the final 69.
Jaylon Thomas, OL, SMU
Jaylon Thomas has taken 19 snaps, all at center. He also has eight special teams snaps. His roster status may depend on Sam Mustipher. If Mustipher is cut and signs elsewhere, Thomas is a practice squad player. If Mustipher stays on the practice squad, they may move on from Thomas.
Tykeem Doss, OL, Southern Miss
Tykeem Doss has 19 snaps, all of them coming at left tackle. He has two special teams snaps. His status may be tied to David Sharpe in the way that Thomas is tied to Mustipher. If the Ravens cut Sharpe and he leaves, they will keep Doss, but if Sharpe sticks on the practice squad, it may be hard to keep Doss around.
Tashawn Manning, OL, Kentucky
Tashawn Manning has 45 snaps, all of them coming at right guard. He has not played special teams. He will not make the roster, but with Kevin Zeitler likely gone after this season, the team definitely wants to develop him and keep him in the running for the roster next year. He is a lock for the practice squad of all the UDFA linemen.
Travis Vokolek, TE, Nebraska
Travis Vokolek has 55 offensive snaps and ran 25 routes. He also added 14 special teams. On those 25 routes, he had 58 yards, an average of 2.32 yards per route run. He also caught two touchdowns. This will lock Vokolek onto the practice squad.
Owen Wright, RB, Monmouth
Owen Wright has 27 snaps on offense and 11 carries for 18 yards. He also has 11 special teams snaps, which includes three kick return snaps. Unfortunately for him, his return game value is wasted here with Devin Duvernay, and he is not even the most impressive UDFA on this roster.
Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina
Keaton Mitchell is a lock for the practice squad and is the closest UDFA to make the roster. Mitchell has 26 snaps and has seven carries for 42 yards. He also has 18 special teams snaps, which includes four kick returns for 101 yards. The big plays are evident; now the question is practice squad or 53-man roster?
Trey Botts, DL, Colorado State-Pueblo
Coming from a small school, the team wants to see what he can bring. So, he has 67 snaps on defense, with 42 in week two after 25 in his debut. He has mainly played the 3-technique. Trey Botts has two pressures and two run-stuffs and has mainly struggled. Botts also has just two special teams snaps. He will need a big game to beat out Rayshad Nichols for the PS 3-tech role.
Kai Caesar, DL, Ohio
Kai Caesar has played 64 snaps, with 22 in week one and then 42 in the second week. He has mainly played the nose tackle next to Trey Botts in these snaps. Caesar has three pressures but no run stops. He also has four special teams snaps. His role at the nose may keep him on the practice squad, but he has been up and down as well.
Kelle Sanders, Edge, UAB
Kelle Sanders has played 72 snaps on defense. He played 37 snaps in the first preseason game and then 35 in the second game. He had two pressures in week one but cooled off with zero in week two. He also has seven special teams, which hurts his chances of sticking around. Sanders has been the RUSH player, so he is behind Tavius Robinson, Odafe Oweh, and David Ojabo, making it harder for him to stick on the practice squad since the team needs depth behind Tyus Bowser in the SAM Role.
Malik Hamm, Edge, Lafayette
Hamm feels like a lock for the practice squad. He plays the SAM role and has dropped into coverage 11 times on his 60 defensive snaps. He played 38 snaps in week one and 22 in week two. He has three pressures in that span and has graded out well. He only has two special teams, signaling he will not make the 53-man, but he is in a good spot right now.
Jeremy Lucien, S, Vanderbilt
Jeremy Lucien played 95 defensive snaps for the Baltimore Ravens. He played 32 snaps in the first game and then 63 in week two. He impressed in week one and came back down to earth a bit in week two. He has mainly played the deep safety role but has moved in and out of the box. He also has 14 snaps on special teams. At this point, he is on the practice squad bubble.
Corey Mayfield, CB, UTSA
Corey Mayfield has played 66 snaps on defense and 11 special teams snaps. He played 11 snaps in week one, then the injuries in the cornerback room had him playing 55 snaps late in the Washington game. He allowed six catches for 68 yards against Washington and struggled.
The fact that Kyu Blu Kelly may end on the practice squad will hurt his chances of sticking with the team after this week.