NFL Rumors: Former Ravens 4th-Round pick on roster bubble after OTA star emerges

The Ravens may cut bait with this former mid-round pick
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The Baltimore Ravens finally seem to have too many quality wide receivers after years of struggling at the position. This added depth might be enough to push former fourth-round pick Tylan Wallace out of town due to his inability to develop into a solid starter.

Wallace is on the fringes of the team yet again, competing with a converted quarterback in Malik Cunningham for one of a few open roster spots on Baltimore's 53-man roster. The latest rumblings, however, do not paint a very rosy picture of his chances of sticking around long-term.

According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Wallace once again finds himself on the roster bubble. This comes at a time when Cunningham, who earned some praise from head coach John Harbaugh, has made his mark as one of the more surprisingly solid players throughout OTAs and minicamp.

The Ravens are in championship or bust mode, which means they are officially out of time to commit to a struggling young player who has shown no signs of becoming a starter. restarting their developmental clock with Cunningham might be more appealing.

NFL rumors: Ravens WR Tylan Wallace on roster bubble after Malik Cunningham emergence

The Ravens already have five spots at wide receiver essentially locked up. The starting trio of Zay Flowers, Rashod Bateman, and Nelson Agholor seems fairly set in stone, while rookie Devontez Walker will try to ascend to WR3 status later this year. Deonte Harty will likely take over as Baltimore's top returner.

Special teams value is likely where Wallace can make his mark, as he has tried and failed several times over to show he can be a viable receiver. While he did have a game-winning punt return, the former Oklahoma State star has just seven catches for 67 yards and zero touchdowns through three seasons.

Cunningham isn't the only receiver who will make a push to unseat Wallace on the back of the depth chart. Undrafted free agent Dayton Wade has already received praise from Ravens fullback Pat Ricard, and second generation. legacy Qadir Ismail (son of Qadry Ismail) brings a unique level of size to the position.

Baltimore is very rarely willing to cut draft picks on their rookie deals, but it looks like Wallace may never develop into the standout vertical threat they envisioned. His seniority and familiarity could help him out, but one slip-up could create an opening for players like Cunningham and Wade.