The days are getting closer until the Baltimore Ravens hit the field again. While we wait out the summer, we are counting down the roster to find out which players will have the best chance to make the team and then which players will impact games the most.
We are into the top 50 and getting really close to the halfway point of our 90-man countdown. Today, we focus on number 47, Kyu Blu Kelly.
Baltimore Ravens 2023 roster ranking: No. 47 Kyu Blu Kelly
Kyu Blu Kelly is a fifth-round pick from Stanford entering his first NFL season. While we just covered Jalyn Armour-Davis, who left college with 699 snaps, Kyu Blu Kelly left school with 2,335 snaps played, showing that he has a lot of experience and can come in and immediately compete for a roster spot.
Still, Kelly fell to round five for a reason. He has length and speed, but his hips can get tight, and he is best sticking to one side and using the boundary to help him. He also will not be asked to play the slot. This is fine, but it does limit his NFL upside.
Considering he is a rookie, and the team spent a draft pick on him, you can assume he will make the roster. He is inside the top 53 in our rankings as well. Still, at 47, it is at least acknowledged that the expectations are not too high in year one.
Rock Ya-Sin will start on the outside, and he will be competing for the top outside spot. Still, with Trayvon Mullen, Armour-Davis, and even someone like Daryl Worley competing, he could be anything from the top backup to third or fourth.
One issue with Kelly is that because of all of the starting experience, he is a completely unknown from a special teams perspective. Now, as he enters training camp, you can argue the best path for him to be active on gamedays is special teams.
The chances of him making the roster feel high, but the chances of him staying active on gameday are pretty up in the air as we stand right now. The rookie needs a big summer with the Baltimore Ravens.