The countdown of the Baltimore Ravens roster continues as we are counting down the days until training camp starts. This is looking at 2023 and who will have the best chances to make the roster and impact the team. That last line will need to be expressed when we get to number 65.
Baltimore Ravens roster ranking: No. 65 Andrew Vorhees
Andrew Vorhees is a seventh-round rookie from USC. In most cases, it would be a massive disappointment to see a rookie draft pick sitting this far away from the 53-man roster cutdown number. However, if you know Vorhees, you know why he is this low.
Vorhees is almost a lock to miss this season after he tore his ACL at the NFL Combine. That is obviously the bad news, but the good news is that unlike players who tear their ACL during the season, Vorhees now has a chance to get an entire offseason of health and return for the 2024 season. That is why the Baltimore Ravens invested a draft pick in him.
Vorhees is a six-year player from USC, taking advantage of an injury redshirt, and a COVID year of eligibility. So, he finished his career with 3,491 snaps. What is nice about Vorhees is that he has 402 snaps at left tackle, 1,634 snaps at left guard, 1,392 snaps at right guard, and 61 snaps at right tackle.
So, while he probably will not play tackle, he played all four spots. Also, he played left and right guard. Coming into next year, the Ravens may be letting Kevin Zeitler walk in free agency because of his age and salary. The team may also have a hole if Ben Cleveland or Sala Amuave-Laulu do not take control of the left guard job.
With that in mind, Vorhees is battling to earn a starting spot in 2024. Whether on the left or the right side, he will be healthy by that point, and he will have the experience from college that you do not expect him to be raw or hit any speed bumps.
Vorhees will go to IR this year, and will not count against the roster. His development this year is major, which gets him up to 65, but that is as high as we can get before we are into players who may get on the field this year.