6 major takeaways from Baltimore Ravens first unofficial depth chart

The Baltimore Ravens have position battles all over their depth chart. What does the first version of their depth chart say?
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Del'Shawn Phillips, Baltimore Ravens
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3. Del'Shawn Phillips has a leg up on the Baltimore Ravens depth chart

A big note on the depth chart is seeing Del'Shawn Phillips ahead of Trenton Simpson on the linebacker depth chart. Phillips is a backup next to Malik Harrison. As we noted, a lot of this is just the Ravens slow-playing the rookies until they see the field.

It will not take long for Simpson to pass him, and that is not the concern. The note is that Phillips is ahead of both Josh Ross and Kristian Welch. These three are in a legitimate battle for the fifth linebacker spot.

The fifth spot is not a lock for the roster, but with all three providing on special teams, it has to be a likely outcome. The sixth spot is probably not going to make the roster, so that is huge. As we said, right now, Phillips is four, and Simpson is five, but even if they split, this is a nice spot for Phillips.

Reports are that Phillips had a good camp. Ross is coming back from injury, and Welch has been more quiet than both. So, it makes sense that three are listed in that order. It can change quickly after game action, but after practice, this is how the Ravens rank them.