Ranking 10 Baltimore Ravens roster bubble players before cutdown day

The Baltimore Ravens have about 50 locks on their 53-man roster. Who are the best candidates to take those final couple of spots?
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Ben Cleveland, Baltimore Ravens
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3. Ben Cleveland is on the Baltimore Ravens roster bubble

Ben Cleveland went from competing to start to competing for his roster spot rather quickly. When Ben Powers left via free agency, all eyes were on Cleveland to step up. However, in OTAs, it was a veteran, John Simpson, competing with a rookie, Sala Aumavae-Laulu for the starting left guard position.

This spoke to the coaches confidence in Cleveland. From there, he has not even taken left guard snaps, showing that they do not have any plans for him to play. He has played right guard, and right tackle all preseason.

At right guard, he could step in in the future. However, draft pick Andrew Vorhees and rookie UDFA Tashawn Manning are also waiting and will be here next year. At right tackle, he is obviously still behind Daniel Faalele.

So, yes, he is a backup at right guard, but the team could do without that. His future status on the team does not show a starter, and it may just be time to move on. Cleveland was playing late in the preseason when the only names around him were Manning, Aumavae-Laulu, Jaylon Thomas, and Tykeem Doss. That is three UDFAs and a sixth-round rookie.

Faalele and even Sam Mustipher was pulled at that point. When looking at the roster the Ravens have the five starters, Aumavae-Laulu, and Patrick Mekari making it. Faalele could be a safe bet for the eighth guy, and the ninth and tenth are certainly not locks. Mustipher was pulled before Cleveland and his position is important. Does he get that ninth spot? Do the Baltimore Ravens move on from Ben Cleveland?