Baltimore Ravens 2023 roster ranking: No. 58 Keaton Mitchell

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We have been counting down the days until the Baltimore Ravens retake the field. As we have been doing so, we have been counting down the Ravens roster to see which players will most impact the wins and losses. We are still outside the top 53, which means we are looking at players who may be hoping to make the roster as a best-case outcome.

Now, we are onto number 58, Keaton Mitchell.

Baltimore Ravens 2023 roster ranking: No. 58 Keaton Mitchell

Keaton Mitchell is a rookie UDFA running back from East Carolina. He posted 1,117 yards in 2021 and followed that up with 1,452 yards last season. Still, even with two productive seasons and running under 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, he went undrafted. It was a bit of a surprise to some, which is why Mitchell is ranked number 58, despite being a UDFA and not taking the field.

When you look at the Baltimore Ravens depth chart, he definitely has a path as well. J.K. Dobbins is the obvious clear top dog, and then there is Gus Edwards. It is hard to see Keaton Mitchell beating out Justice Hill as well. The big things that has Hill has going for him is passing game value and special teams value.

Those are complimentary skills to both Dobbins and Edwards, and they are also skills that Mitchell lacks. These are the reasons he went undrafted.

When you add in that the Ravens will be deep at wide receiver, and they are going to keep Patrick Ricard, they may not be keeping a fourth running back. If they do, it could easily be Mitchell. The Ravens also have a roster spot open right now, and if Dobbins or Edwards got injured, or if they did not trust the progress of Mitchell, they could easily sign a veteran. Ravens fans know that we have seen that.

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In a most likely scenario, Mitchell does not play much if he makes the roster, but it may be even better if he spent a year on the practice squad, then came back to compete after J.K. Dobbins leaves this offseason.