The Raven's Defensive Depth Chart

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A post-draft look at the Baltimore Ravens younger and faster defense.

The Baltimore Ravens have completed what appears to be another very successful draft. Not only did they get some great players, but they were also able to fill exactly what they needed. I believe the Ravens have drafted some players who can start right away and others who will make meaningful contributions off the bench. The Ravens front office made great strides, especially on defense with the addition of Arthur Brown and Matt Elam, who look like they might have the opportunity to start right away. Let's take a look at the projected Ravens depth chart as it looks after the draft:

NT:

Starter: Terrence Cody

Backup: Brandon Williams

DT:

Starter: Haloti Ngata

Backup: Marcus Spears, Bryan Hall, Swanson Miller

DE:

Starters: Chris Canty

Backups: Deangelo Tyson, Arthur Jones, Pernell McPhee, Kapron Lewis-Moore

ILB:

Starters: Jameel McClain, Arthur Brown

Backups: Rolando McClain, Josh Bynes, Nigel Carr

OLB:

Starters: Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil

Backups: Courtney Upshaw, Albert McClellan, Adrian Hamilton, Michael McAdoo, John Simon, Spencer Adkins

CB:

Starters: Lardarius Webb, Corey Graham

Backups: Jimmy Smith, Chykie Brown, Chris Johnson, Asa Jackson, Marc Anthony

Safety:

Starters: Michael Huff, Matt Elam

Backups: James Ihedigbo, Omar Brown, Christian Thompson, Emanuel Cook

Of course, all 37 of these players will not make the final 53. Additionally, the Ravens announced that they have signed 14 undrafted free agents and the Ravens always seem to find a gem among the undrafted. This defense looks a lot different than it did during the first few days of free agency. The front office has made some great upgrades. Let's hope that this younger and faster group becomes a dangerous unit for years to come.

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