Baltimore Ravens interior defensive line depth chart: Post 2023 NFL draft
Now that the 2023 NFL Draft is over we are looking at the Baltimore Ravens depth chart at each position to see which areas of the team are strengths, and which are weaknesses. What does the Baltimore Ravens' defensive line currently look like?
Baltimore Ravens interior defensive line depth chart
1. Justin Madubuike
Justin Madubuike broke out last season. The thought was that his 2021 play was so good that a breakout had to be coming soon, and that came in 2022. Now, he is in his fourth year, and the thought is that he will continue to get better. Still, he has huge shoes to fill with the loss of Calais Campbell.
2. Michael Pierce
Michael Pierce started just three games last season before tearing his bicep and being deemed out for the year. His return could be a big benefit upfront, and while it does not offset the loss of Campbell, it does give them some run defense, and perhaps may allow Madubuike to get after more as a pass rusher.
3. Broderick Washington
The injury to Pierce pushed Broderick Washington into serious playing time and he thrived for the most part. He is now entering his fourth season, and there is a good chance that he could be a trusted rotational piece who gets a contract extension this offseason.
4. Travis Jones
Travis Jones is a depth nose tackle. He played a bit more, but did not make significant nose last season with Pierce down. Now, with Pierce back, he is expected to remain in a limited role.
5. Brent Urban
Brent Urban will. mainly play the 5-technique and his rare skill set on this roster is valued and makes him a roster lock.
6. Rayshad Nichols
The injuries and questions that the defensive line dealt with last season ended with Rayshad Nichols playing a bit in week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, the hope is that the Ravens can find some pieces this summer to push him down the depth chart.
7. Trey Botts
Trey Botts is an intriguing UDFA from CSU-Pueblo. He obviously has a lot of projection from such a small school, but the room is thin and he has a shot to make the roster.
8. Kai Caesar
Caesar is a UDFA from Ohio. The questionable depth on the roster has Caesar in the conversation, but even his best case may be a practice squad role.