The Baltimore Ravens will be reporting to training camp soon. Until then, we will be examining the roster from top to bottom. That will include our roster ranking, where we go from 90 all the way down to number one to see who the most valuable players are on the Ravens roster.
Today, we will be looking at offensive tackle David Sharpe.
Baltimore Ravens roster ranking: No. 80 OT David Sharpe
David Sharpe has been with the Baltimore Ravens since 2021. Some hardcore fans will remember his brief sting as a depth player, which resulted in 67 total snaps, all of them at right tackle. He has been a career right tackle, and while that was his first year with the Ravens, Sharpe has been in the NFL since 2017.
Sharpe was a fourth-round pick in the 2017 by the Raiders. He spent three years with them before playing for Washington and 2020 and then settling in with the Ravens in 2021. While he stuck with the team in 2022, he was only on the practice squad. That is mainly because the team drafted Daniel Faalele, and he got the spot starts that Sharpe was in-line to get in 2021.
Now, entering 2023, his odds of sticking around are even lower. The Ravens not only expect more from Faalele, but they also drafted Sala Amuave-Laulu. He is expected to compete at left guard, but that is just another number on the roster, and Ben Cleveland has been getting snaps at right tackle, so whoever loses the left guard job will be still a player to push Sharpe down.
In 2023 Sharpe may not even stick on the practice squad. The Baltimore Ravens attacked the offensive line with UDFAs. Brandon Kipper, Jake Guidone, Tashawn Manning, Tykeem Doss, and Jaylon Thomas are all going to compete, and in the case of Doss and Thomas, they have some right tackle experience.
Still, with Faalele and SAL backing up Morgan Moses and both being on the roster, the need for someone like Sharpe dropped so much. Expect the Ravens to hold onto the UDFAs, and possibly let Sharpe leave the practice squad and find a new home.