The 2023 Baltimore Ravens are a team that has a whole lot of hype behind them right now. The offense is something fans are getting real excited about, with Lamar Jackson looking like he could be in for a career year, passing-wise.
Obviously, much of the excitement comes from Jackson, Odell Beckham and Zay Flowers now sharing the field together. But, this Ravens team is a pretty well-rounded one, altogether, and on both sides of the ball.
Through the first couple of weeks of training camp, though, things are coming closer and closer into view. Let's look at four players who will not survive training camp and make it onto the final roster.
1. Malik Hamm, EDGE
At the edge and outside linebacker position, the Ravens have guys like David Ojabo and Odafe Oweh starting right now, with Tyus Bowser waiting on his return from injury. Then, there is rookie fourth-round pick Tavius Robinson. From there, the Ravens have a couple of others including undrafted free agent Malik Hamm out of Lafayette.
Baltimore has been exploring the market as of late, too, hosting former no. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. If the Ravens end up making a move here, which I expect them to based on their interest level recently, then Hamm goes from having a slim chance to absolutely zero chance of making this roster.
The Ravens are more of a team that needs another veteran because of their "win-now" mentality, and adding a guy like Clowney while cutting Hamm would be a no-brainer. Hamm would still be a candidate for the practice squad, but he wouldn't make the final roster.