5 rookie UDFAs most likely to stick with the Baltimore Ravens long-term

The Baltimore Ravens rookie UDFAs will not make the 53-man roster, but plenty of them should be back for the 2024 season
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As the Baltimore Ravens get ready to make their cutdowns and trim the roster to 53, there will be plenty of undrafted free agents in the mix. The Ravens currently have 15 UDFAs from this past draft, and maybe one will make the 53-man roster. However, the Ravens live off of drafting and developing, and they plan to get a few of these UDFAs to the practice squad with a chance of getting called up this season or making the roster next season.

Who are some Ravens rookies that could be in the long-term plans?

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

Tashawn Manning is a UDFA from Kentucky. He started his career at Auburn, but got playing time in his final year after transferring to Kentucky. This is where his draft stock rose, but not to the point of being drafted. Still, he was one of the higher profile UDFA players, and so far he has lived up to the Ravens expectations.

Manning got to play 74 snaps in the preseason, all of them at right guard. He looked solid in his preseason debut and continued into a strong summer. The odds are that he is going to get cut, mainly due to the depth that the Baltimore Ravens have on the line.

However, he is a lock to stick back to the practice squad. Next year Kevin Zeitler will be a free agent and given the Ravens cap situation, they would love for one of Manning or Andrew Vorhees to step into that role on their rookie contract. So, the door is officially open for Manning to not only make the roster, but start in 2024, despite being cut in 2023.