The days are getting closer until the Baltimore Ravens take the field for training camp. As we continue to wait, we are counting down the roster to find out which players will have the biggest impact on the 2023 season, We just broke into the top 50 and are getting closer to the top half of the 90-man roster.
Today, we look into number 49, Daryl Worley.
Baltimore Ravens 2023 roster ranking: No. 49 Daryl Worley
Daryl Worley was a former third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft. He wound up starting his first two seasons in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. In 2018, he was traded to the Eagles, but an arrest in the offseason led to him being released before he ever took a snap. He caught on with the Raiders for the final two years of his rookie deal.
In 2020, he signed with the Cowboys and was benched about halfway through the season. He was released a few weeks later and caught on with the Bills before struggling and circling back to the Raiders again. In 2021, he signed with the Detroit Lions before being let go and getting work with the Baltimore Ravens. He was with the Ravens all of 2022.
Despite starting through most of his first five seasons, Worley has played 167 snaps in the past two seasons. Beyond that, the majority of the snaps he played in 2022 were a week 18 game that was essentially meaningless.
So, the Baltimore Ravens have kept him for two seasons, but there is a question of how much they trust him. Either way, the fact that he got on the field and has spent two seasons on the roster shows that he will be in the mix this year.
When looking at outside cornerbacks, Rock Ya-Sin will start across Marlon Humphrey, but Worley will be in competition for the backup spot on the outside. Names such as Jalyn Armour-Davis, Trayvon Mullen, and Kyu Blu Kelly may have more upside or organizational backing than Worley, which is why he sits this low.
Still, Worley has some experience in the slot, and the combination of depth and versatility means that he could get on the field for more than just 67 snaps in 2022. He is not a lock for the 53-man roster, but also could start by season's end. That is why he settles in at 49.