The 53 man roster: 2011 edition


QB- Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor

FB- Vonta Leach

RB- Ray Rice, Ricky Williams

WR- Anquan Boldin, Lee Evans, David ReedTandon Doss, Torrey Smith

T- Michael Oher, Jah Reid, Bryant McKinnie

G- Ben Grubbs, Marshal Yanda, Oniel Cousins

C- Matt Birk

TE- Ed Dickson, Dennis Pitta




NT- Terrence CodyBrandon McKinney

DE- Haloti NgataCory ReddingArthur JonesPernell McPhee

OLB- Jarret JohnsonTerrell SuggsSergio KindlePaul Kruger

ILB- Ray LewisJameel McClain

CB- Jimmy Smith, Chris Carr, Domonique Foxworth, Cary Williams, Lardarius Webb

S- Ed Reed, Bernard Pollard, Haruki Nakamura, Tom Zbikowski


Special Teams

K- Billy Cundiff

P- Sam Koch

LS- Morgan Cox


Total- Offense 18, Defense-21, Special Teams-3 = 42 Locks

11 Spots left

The needs and options:

3rd RB- Anthony Allen, Jalen Parmale, Matt Lawrence, Damien Berry

Backup Center- Bryan Mattison, Jason Murphy, Tim Barnes, Ryan Bartholomew

Backup O-line or 2- Mark LeVoir, Ramon Harewood, Justin Boren

3rd Tight End- Davon Drew, Kris Wilson, Jonathan Stupar

3rd and 4th ILB- Brendon AyanbadejoDannell Ellerbe,  Jason PhillipsAnthony Leon, Taveres Gooden

I think we keep 7 for the immediate needs. My guesses are Kris Wilson, Anthony Allen, Brendon AyanbadejoDannell Ellerbe, Bryan Mattison, Ramon Harewood and Mark LeVoir. Allen and Wilson are looking much better than their competition, and we need the depth along the offensive line. BA is one of our ST aces, and Ellerbe has more upside.

 That leaves 4 more spots. 

Additional possibilities:

3rd Quarterback- ?

5th Defensive End- Lamar Divens, Albert McClellan

Another offensive lineman- Justin Boren

4th RB- Jalen Parmale, Matt Lawrence, Damien Berry

6th WR- Marcus Smith, LaQuan Williams, James Hardy, Justin Harper

5th ILB or OLB- Jason Phillips, Anthony Leon, Taveres Gooden, Prescott Burgess

5th Safety- Marcus Paschal, Mana Silva, Nate Wiilliams

6th CB- Talmadage Jackson, Chykie Brown, Danny Gorrer


It is looking more and more like we will not pick up a 3rd QB, I think the likely scenario is keeping a CB, either Divens, or Boren, Prescott Burgess who is one of our best Special Teams players, .and either a RB or WR depending on where the team sees the need. The emergence of McPhee and Arthur Jones make Divens more expendable, and we have only 1 legit backup at the position in LeVoir.  I like LaQuan Williams for that last spot, and the recent punt return vs. Washington definitely helped his cause. So I will go with Williams, Boren, Burgess and one of the CBs (none have jumped out at me yet).

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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