5 Baltimore Ravens who need to play better over final six games of 2023 season

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4. The Baltimore Ravens depth at cornerback will be tested

The Baltimore Ravens cornerback usage was interesting in week 11. The Ravens were without Marlon Humphrey, who has a calf injury, so they had three different cornerbacks get outside work to replace him. 

Ronald Darby played 31 of the 61 snaps, Rock Ya-Sin played 19 snaps, and Jalyn Armour-Davis played 11. It was clear that the Ravens wanted to start Darby, who is the best cover cornerback of the three.

However, the Ravens have not allowed Darby to play a full game as this is the first year he is returning from an ACL injury, and he has a long track record of injuries. They want to keep him healthy, so they only play him for about half of the game. 

The Ravens moved to Rock Ya-Sin at times, but he gave up a devastating pass interference when Jake Browning was in the game that led to a field goal. It was the only points Cincinnati scored until garbage time late when the score was 34-13, and Ya-Sin was almost solely responsible. 

With Darby at his limit and Ya-Sin benched, the Ravens saw it as a good time to get Armour-Davis his first looks of the 2023 season. It is hard to take too much away from his play. 

Between all three, the Ravens really just need one to step up, and it may not be long-term. Still, this is the second time this year that Humphrey will miss time with an injury, and the Ravens need to have depth at cornerback. 

If it is Darby getting through a full game, Ya-Sin staying clean while also being his physical self, or Armour-Davis being a surprise leap candidate, they need some reliability here.