Ranking 5 strong candidates for Baltimore Ravens practice squad

3 rookie UDFAs, a second-year UDFA, and veteran top our list of practice squad locks.

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While all players would love to make the 53-man roster, it is only possible for so many. However, the dream lives on for a lot of players when the practice squad comes around. This is a great chance for the Baltimore Ravens to hang onto players who are young and up-and-coming, or players who may be ready to come in and play in a pinch when an injury occurs.

Which players on the Baltimore Ravens' current 90-man roster have great chances to stick back on the practice squad?

5. Tashawn Manning is a lock for the Baltimore Ravens practice squad

Tashawn Manning was one of the higher-rated UDFA rookies to come from the 2022 draft class. Manning started his career at Auburn but transferred to Kentucky, where he was able to play more and make his case for the NFL. He was invited to the NFL Combine, which shows that he had a strong chance of being drafted.

Now, he has a strong chance of making the Ravens practice squad. Of all of the offensive linemen, he was sixth in snaps behind Daniel Faalele, Ben Cleveland, Sam Mustipher, John Simpson, and Sala Aumavae-Laulu. So, the Ravens really needed to see those five, and right after that, they were getting Manning work.

Manning played 45 snaps in two weeks, all at right guard. Kevin Zeitler does not appear to be long for this roster after the 2023 season. Ben Cleveland is not the coach's favorite player, and Andrew Vorhees is coming off an ACL injury. All three of those situations will open the door for Manning, and give him a chance to make the team next season.