Baltimore Roster Projection Preseason Week 2: Who is going to make the 53-man roster?

Are there any surprises on the Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster after the second preseason game of the 2023 season?
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With the second preseason game for the Baltimore Ravens now complete, we have a great understanding of what the Baltimore Ravens roster could look like in a little more than a week when they trim the roster down. As we wait, what is a projection of what may happen if the team had to make cuts today?

Quarterback (2) - Lamar Jackson, Josh Johnson

Yes, we have Josh Johnson over Tyler Huntley. Injuries hurt Huntley, but some of the passes he made down the seam in this game were excellent and showed that he has an arm that Tyler Huntley cannot compete with.

Running Back (4) - JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, Patrick Ricard

The answer to the debate between Melvin Gordon and Keaton Mitchell is none of the above for now. Gordon was on a practice squad last year and will circle back, while Mitchell did not do enough to win a kick return job, making it hard to see the Baltimore Ravens activating him on game days.

Wide Receiver (6) - Odell Beckham, Zay Flowers, Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor, Devin Duvernay, Tylan Wallace

Tylan Wallace may have locked down the sixth wide receiver job with his performance against Washington. It helps that James Proche dropped a contested pass, and Laquon Treadwell did not play.

Tight End (3) - Mark Andrews, Isaiah Likely, Charlie Kolar

These top three are locked in. Despite a strong day from Travis Vokolek, that more or less just kept him on the practice squad.

Offensive Line (9) - Ronnie Stanley, John Simpson, Tyler Linderbaum, Kevin Zeitler, Morgan Moses, Patrick Mekari, Sala Aumavae-Laulu, Ben Cleveland, Daniel Faalele

Could Ben Cleveland do enough to get traded? That appears to be the only question that could open a job for backup center Sam Mustipher.

Defensive Line (6) - Justin Madubuike, Broderick Washington, Travis Jones, Michael Pierce, Brent Urban, Angelo Blackson

Angelo Blackson is right on the edge of the roster, but he has played well enough, and the team could use the depth up front.

Edge Rusher (4) - David Ojabo, Odafe Oweh, Jadeveon Clowney, Tyus Bowser (Tavius Robinson)

This is assuming that Tyus Bowser will remain on the PUP. If he does, Tavius Robinson is a lock, but the rookie has not done enough in the preseason to be ensured a spot if Bowser comes back this week.

Linebacker (5) - Roquan Smith, Patrick Queen, Trenton Simpson, Del'Shawn Phillips, Malik Harrison

Del'Shawn Phillips has done everything you can ask him to make this roster. Trenton Simpson just made his NFL debut, so the depth is valuable.

Cornerback (6) - Marlon Humphrey, Rock Ya-Sin, Ronald Darby, Brandon Stephens, Ar'Darius Washington, Jalyn Armour-Davis

The Baltimore Ravens could use more depth in the slot, but they do have guys like Daryl Worley and Kyle Hamilton at safety who also have slot experience.

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Safety (5) - Marcus Williams, Kyle Hamilton, Geno Stone, Daryl Worley, DeAndre Houston-Carson

If the Baltimore Ravens can get healthy with some of their depth at cornerback, you may not see DeAndre Houston-Carson make it, but the presence of DHC makes you think that the Ravens will slide their safeties into the slot at times to make up for the lack of depth there.

Specialists (3) - Tyler Ott, Justin Tucker, Jordan Stout