5. Jalyn Armour-Davis is the first man up on the outside, and the Baltimore Ravens have extra options at safety
The Baltimore Ravens listed Marlon Humphrey and Rock Ya-Sin as the starters at cornerback, which is no shock. They also listed Pepe Williams as the third cornerback and the top slot option, ahead of Arthur Maulet. What is interesting to note is that Jalyn Armour-Davis is the first backup on the outside.
That would lock him into the top five and a roster spot. This is notable but for different reasons. Both Daryl Worley and Ar'Darius Washington are listed as safeties.
We thought that Trayvon Mullen, Kyu Blu Kelly, and Worley would be pushing Armour-Davis for that spot. Mullen is hurt, Worley is at safety, and Kelly is a rookie, so he is way down on the depth chart. Is Armour-Davis stepping up, or are the other names falling around him?
On the flip side, does Worley being able to play safety and outside cornerback actually give him a leg up? The same can be said for Washington, who is competing with Maulet for the backup slot job. It does not sound good that Washington is not the backup slot until you see that he is listed as a safety who can slide into the slot.
As of now, Armour-Davis is likely to make the roster as the fifth cornerback, and then one of Worley and Washington is going to make it as the fifth safety. Washington would need to beat Maulet for an easier path, and that does not appear to be on the table.