1. Ar'Darius Washington is winning over the Baltimore Ravens
Ar'Darius Washington is the biggest riser on the list and may be closer to a roster lock than some realize. However, he is being held back because he almost has been thrust into the roster by others, more than he has earned it.
Washington is essentially the fourth option in the slot right now. Pepe Williams is hurt, as is Arthur Maulet. The need at safety and outside cornerback has shifted the thoughts of either Daryl Worley or Brandon Stephens playing the slot. Now that all of those names are out of the way, Ar'Darius Washington is a starter.
That is unfair to Washington, who played well when given the chance to work in the slot against the Eagles. He played all but three snaps and played special teams. He even played some snaps at free safety, flexing the versatility. Those are the small things that will win him a roster spot.
Because he was not in the mix until injuries, it feels premature to call him a lock, but this week may be what does it for him.