As the days go by and we get closer to the start of the 2023 season, we are getting closer to number 53 in our ranking of the Baltimore Ravens roster. This list is looking at which players have the best shot at making the team in 2023, and if they do, how big their impact will be.
Today, we are moving closer to number 53 as we hit 60 in our list.
Baltimore Ravens 2023 roster ranking: No. 60 James Proche
James Proche may finally be on the outside of the roster. The 2020 sixth-round pick had stuck around for a while, but the tid may be turning. He recorded just 14 yards as a rookie but then jumped ahead with 202 yards in the next season.
Still, 2022 felt like a make-or-break year. The Ravens were counting on his jump forward, and they did not get it. What made things worse was that there were so many injuries on the depth chart, and he still struggled to get real playing time.
He got some special teams snaps in 2022, which is what kept him active, but he has not returned punts since 2020. So, with the depth chart thin he still could not get on the field, and even in comparison to someone like Tylan Wallace, he was not providing as much on special teams.
So, when you look at the Baltimore Ravens depth chart, you know that Odell Beckham, Zay Flowers, and Rashod Bateman are ahead of him. Devin Duvernay clearly ascended over him, and they signed Nelson Agholor because they did not trust him.
We are looking at Proche competing for the sixth wide receiver spot from the jump. If he is already behind Tylan Wallace, he may be off the top 53. We also identified Laquan Treadwell and Dontay Demus as players behind him, but we could easily see players ahead of Proche after a few preseason games.
Proche was inside the top 53 all last year, but he is not only at 60 now, he is trending down from there.