Earlier in the week, we looked at the roster locks for the Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster. We came up with 45 players, meaning eight spots were on the line. From the rest of the 45 players on the 90-man roster, we identified 19 players who are most likely to fill those eight spots. Who are they, why are they on the bubble, and why could they make the roster?
19. Will Dontay Demus have a shot to make the Baltimore Ravens roster?
Dontay Demus is a UDFA from Maryland. His local connection has many Ravens fans in his corner, but the reality is that it will be hard for him to make the roster as a rookie. First, he fell to a UDFA for a reason. He has not been nearly as productive in recent years, and injuries have taken away a lot of his abilities.
Speaking of abilities, he needs to refine them in key areas to make the roster. He does not have special teams experience and was not a return man, either. So, all of the competition on the roster enters training camp with a leg up on him. As a sixth wide receiver, you have to be a special team asset, and he has not shown that. We need to see that this summer.
18. Can Anthony Brown still make the Baltimore Ravens roster?
Anthony Brown was a rookie last season but wound up making a couple of starts due to the injuries in the quarterback room. He did not fare well, but he is still here. The team had to have reasonable expectations for Brown, and they had to be looking for a step forward. That is the case for him to make the roster because he has a better arm than Tyler Huntley physically.
The case for Anthony Brown on the roster is pretty simple. If the Ravens want a third quarterback, he has to beat out Josh Johnson. Johnson has the experience; Brown has the youth and potential. More than that, the team could keep Johnson as the backup, then it opens the chance for Brown to stay as the number three because the Ravens would move on from Tyler Huntley. He needs things to break his way in the coming weeks.