The Baltimore Ravens trimmed their roster down to 53. Now, they will have the chance to make waiver claims and then start to build out their practice squad. Ideally, they would like to have as many players who were with the team all summer as possible on the practice squad. With just 16 spots, who are the most likely candidates?
Ranking most likely practice squad options from Baltimore Ravens cuts
To get to 90, the Ravens released 37 players. Four names include Trayvon Mullen, Tyus Bowser, Nick Moore, and Andrew Vorhees, as they are all injured and do not count on the practice squad. So, we are down to the final 33. Angelo Blackson, Brent Urban, and Daryl Worley are not going to be ranked because we are assuming the Baltimore Ravens will make a roster move on the 53-man roster to bring these names back. We also will not include Josh Johnson because the injury to Tyler Huntley may cause him to get called up as well, but if Huntley is healthy, Johnson will seek a job elsewhere.
Just like that, we are down to 29. Of the veterans, the Ravens now have Melvin Gordon, Sam Mustipher, Kevon Seymour, David Sharpe, and Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell already said he plans to re-sign on the practice squad, so he is locked down.
Sam Mustipher is the most likely to get scooped by another team due to his strong preseason, followed by David Sharpe because of his position. Seymour started in the preseason for the Ravens and appeared to be on good terms after spending 2022 with the team. When you add in that Gordon could get a job, we will rank this group 1. Treadwell, 2. Seymour 3. Gordon 4. Mustipher 5. Sharpe
Now, of the rookies, these are the players who have to clear waivers.
Anthony Brown has a great chance to make it as the developmental quarterback. Owen Wright will have to see what the Ravens do with Keaton Mitchell. At wide receiver, we will rank them Dontay Demus, then Tarik Black, followed by Sean Ryan and James Proche. Travis Vokolek is ahead of all of them, though.
At the offensive line, they would be ranked Tashawn Manning, Jaylon Thomas, and Tykeem Doss, although Doss and Thomas are tied to Mustipher and Sharpe. If either or both Mustipher and Sharpe make it then Thomas and Doss are not needed.
The defensive line would be mainly Rayshad Nichols and the linebacker should see Josh Ross over Kristian Welch. On the edge, Jeremiah Moon is more likely than Kelle Sanders.
Lastly, Kyu Blu Kelly, Tae Hayes, Jeremy Lucien, and Corey Mayfield should be prioritized in that order.
The locks are Brown, Kelly, Manning, Moon, Ross, and Vokolek.
When you add in the veterans you get a top ten candidates of
1. Laquon Treadwell
2. Kevon Seymour
3. Melvin Gordon
4. Sam Mustipher
5. David Sharpe
6. Kyu Blu Kelly
7. Tashawn Manning
8. Jeremiah Moon
9. Josh Ross
10. Travis Vokolek
Tae Hayes, Tarik Black, and Jeremy Lucien could enter the running as well. Who do you see as the most likely practice squad options on the Baltimore Ravens roster?