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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Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens
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4. Will Keaton Mitchell stick on the Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster?

If any UDFA on the Baltimore Ravens does end up making the 53-man roster, the odds are that it will be Keaton Mitchell. Mitchell flashed in his first two preseason games. He finished with seven rushes for 42 yards, two catches for 15 yards, and he added over 100 yards as a return man. The explosiveness will have other teams intrigued, and they may claim him if the Ravens cut him.

That is probably why the Ravens tried to hide him during the preseason finale. In a game that many thought Keaton Mitchell would get a heavy workload to prove himself, he ended up sitting out. Did a mysterious injury pop up at the last minute? Did the Baltimore Ravens hope that this decision will keep teams off of his scent, or does it mean that he did enough to make the roster? Either way, unless another team claims him, they view him in the long-term plans.

J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards will be free agents at the end of this season. The odds of them signing both are very low, and they may not even bring either back. The Baltimore Ravens would love to have Mitchell sitting as depth this season and then step into a potential starting role in 2024.

We will see how they manuever keeping him around until then.