Now that the Baltimore Ravens' first preseason game has passed there have been chances for players to move up and down the depth chart and the roster. So, before the second preseason game, we have a good chance to look ahead at what the Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster will look like when the team hits the field in week one.
Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster projection
Quarterback (2): Lamar Jackson, Tyler Huntley
The Baltimore Ravens could keep a third quarterback, but we are not sure of that yet. While we are not sure that Tyler Huntley is a lock for the roster, we still have him over Josh Johnson.
Running back (4): JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Justic Hill, Patrick Ricard
The only question here is whether they keep a fifth. The usage of Melvin Gordon in the preseason suggests that he is merely practice squad depth in an emergency situation. Keaton Mitchell would need to win a return job, but that is hard to do with Devin Duvernay. Neither make the cut.
Wide Receiver (6): Zay Flowers, Odell Beckham, Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor, Devin Duvernay, Laquon Treadwell
The sixth wide receiver spot is one of the last jobs on the line. Treadwell is competing with Tylan Wallace, and they appear to be the final two for one spot. We give the edge to Treadwell because he excelled on special teams in preseason week one and has the most training camp buzz.
Tight End (3): Mark Andrews, Isaiah Likely, Charlie Kolar
These three are locked in, and it is hard to see anything different happening here.
Offensive Line (9): Ronnie Stanley, John Simpson, Tyler Linderbaum, Kevin Zeitler, Morgan Moses, Daniel Faalele, Ben Cleveland, Sala Aumava-Laulu, Patrick Mekari
The only real question here is whether the team keeps a tenth lineman and whether that lineman is backup center Sam Mustipher. Also, how deep in the dog house is Ben Cleveland, and could the team move him?
Defensive Line (6): Justin Madubuike, Michael Pierce, Broderick Washington, Travis Jones, Angelo Blackson, Brent Urban
These six are starting to look locked in, and the only question is whether they keep a fifth or sixth lineman.
Edge rusher (5): Odafe Oweh, Tyus Bowser, David Ojabo, Tavius Robinson, Malik Hamm
Malik Hamm may be a surprise to get on the roster for some. He has had a great training camp he took it to the preseason, and more than anything, he can play the SAM role as a direct backup to the injured Tyus Bowser.
Linebacker (5): Roquan Smith, Patrick Queen, Malik Harrison, Del'Shawn Phillips, Trenton Simpson
Del'Shawn Phillips went from the roster bubble to a lock this week. The question appears to be if they keep a sixth linebacker or not.
Cornerback (5): Marlon Humphrey, Rock Ya-Sin, Ar'Darius Washington, Brandon Stephens, Arthur Maulet
Pepe Williams appears to have a serious injury. If that is the case then Washington and Maulet have to make the roster as the two primary slot cornerback options. We moved Brandon Stephens back to cornerback as the Ravens did in the preseason.
Safety (5): Marcus Williams, Kyle Hamilton, Geno Stone, Daryl Worley, DeAndre Houston-Carson
DeAndre Houston-Carson has a strong chance to make the roster despite just being signed. Meanwhile, Worley may have wrapped up a roster spot with his performance in the preseason last week.
Special Teams (3): Jordan Stout, Tyler Ott, Justin Tucker