2. The Baltimore Ravens draft class is not providing much outside of Zay Flowers
The Baltimore Ravens 2023 draft class may be fun to think about in a few years. There is a good chance that the class ends up as Flowers and a bunch of question marks or bad picks. So far, that is the case anyway. So, if the class is just Flowers, it was still a good class, right?
Trenton Simpson did not see the field on defense. He has yet to pass up Del'Shawn Phillips, let alone compete with Patrick Queen. Tavius Robinson is losing edge snaps to Malik Harrison, who is ahead of both of the rookie defenders.
Sala Aumavae-Laulu was a healthy scratch after being a major problem in the preseason. He went from competing to start to not being trusted on the field at all a little too quickly. Even the Ravens UDFAs who made the roster, Keaton Mitchell and Malik Hamm, are now on the injured reserve, along with Andrew Vorhees.
The Ravens did not have high draft capital, so in year one, and especially week one, impacts were not going to be expected. Still, it is tough to see just how low a lot of these options are on the depth chart right now. This is not shaping up to be a class with plenty of names emerging as rookies.