QB- Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor
FB- Vonta Leach
RB- Ray Rice, Ricky Williams
WR- Anquan Boldin, Lee Evans, David Reed, Tandon Doss, Torrey Smith.
T- Michael Oher, Jah Reid, Bryant McKinnie
G- Ben Grubbs, Marshal Yanda,
C- Matt Birk
TE- Ed Dickson, Dennis Pitta
NT- Terrence Cody, Brandon McKinney
DE- Haloti Ngata, Cory Redding, Arthur Jones, Pernell McPhee
OLB- Jarret Johnson, Terrell Suggs, Sergio Kindle, Paul Kruger
ILB- Ray Lewis, Jameel McClain
CB- Jimmy Smith, Chris Carr, Domonique Foxworth, Cary Williams, Lardarius Webb
S- Ed Reed, Bernard Pollard, Haruki Nakamura, Tom Zbikowski
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,
Backup O-line or 2- Mark LeVoir, Ramon Harewood, Justin Boren
3rd Tight End- Davon Drew, Kris Wilson,
3rd and 4th ILB- Brendon Ayanbadejo, Dannell Ellerbe, Jason Phillips,
Anthony Leon, Taveres Gooden
I think we keep 7 for the immediate needs. My guesses are Kris Wilson, Anthony Allen, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Dannell 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.
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,
5th ILB or OLB- Jason Phillips,
Anthony Leon, Taveres Gooden, Prescott Burgess
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).
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