5 sleepers to make Baltimore Ravens roster

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Baltimore Ravens, Keaton Mitchell
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2. Could Keaton Mitchell crack the Baltimore Ravens roster in year one?

One of the more exciting UDFA rookie additions was Keaton Mitchell from East Carolina. Most thought Mitchell would get drafted after when he blazed his 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. He comes into a running back situation that is murky as well.

J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards should be holding things down, but they are both coming off of down 2022 seasons, and that is because 2021 was an injury season. Both of them have their questions. From there, the depth is scarce. Justice Hill will be ahead of Mitchell, mainly due to special teams and blocking. Still, Mitchell could also quickly prove to be the better runner.

Even if Mitchell does not win the number three job, most teams will keep a fourth running back. Even if the full-back is a fourth, like Patrick Ricard, teams can keep five. That is definitely a possibility, but with the team having a deep tight end and wide receiver room than in recent years, it is also not a lock.

Being behind Hill, and the Ravens unlikely to keep five running backs, has him an underdog to make the roster. However, at his odds, he would be worth betting on as he has a better chance than some may think.