New 53 Man Roster Predictions


Quarterback: Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor

Analysis: No brainer here, this has been the norm for 3 consecutive years.

Total: 2

Runningback: Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Anthony Allen

Analysis: First two spots of the depth chart are set, and Allen is the superior special teams player of the rest.

Total: 3

Fullback: Vonta Leach, Kyle Juszczyk

Analysis: First time the Ravens will carry two fullbacks in the Leach era, but Juszczyk is more versatile that just a fullback.

Total: 2

Tight End: Ed Dickson, Billy Bajema, Matt Furstenburg

Analysis: After Dickson, this is up for grabs. The Ravens typically like 3 TEs, and Bajema has a year more experience in our system than newly acquired Shiancoe. Furstenburg is the best receiving TE after Dickson.

Total: 3

Wide Receiver: Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Deonte Thompson, Tandon Doss, Aaron Mellette, David Reed

Analysis: The first 4 are pretty much guaranteed roster spots and are competing for playing time. I'm going with Mellette because he has the most potential of the rest and has physicality, which our corp is severely lacking without Boldin. Streeter is big and fast, but is not talented enough to make the roster and Williams' time is up.

Total: 6

Offensive line: Bryant McKinnie, Kelechi Osemele, Gino Gradkowski, Marshal Yanda, Michael Oher, A.Q. Shipley, Jah Reid, Rick Wagner, Jack Cornell

Analysis: The starting spots are set, Shipley is a high quality back up, Reid is versatile, Wagner has great potential, and the coaches love Cornell.

Total: 9

Offense Total: 25


Safety: Matt Elam, Michael Huff, James Ihedigbo, Omar Brown

Analysis: Elam and Huff will start, with Idedigbo getting serious playing time. The Ravens like to carry 4 safeties, which will leave last year's preseason hero and undrafted free agent Brown verses former fourth round pick and suspended safety Christian Thompson.

Total: 4

Cornerback: Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, Corey Graham, Chykie Brown, Marc Anthony, Moe Lee

Analysis: One of the Raven's deepest positions, Anthony has been impressive so far in camp and Lee could be another big bodied corner the Ravens covet. Asa Jackson has left much to be desired.

Total: 6

Outside linebacker: Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw, John Simon, Pernell McPhee

Analysis: Perhaps the most anticipated position of the upcoming season, these outside linebackers are bursting with talent. Our backups would start on most teams.... Paul Who?

Total: 5

Inside linebacker: Arthur Brown, Daryl Smith, Josh Bynes, Albert McClellan

Analysis: An overhauled position from last year, these four should make the team under the assumption Jameel McClain does not get cleared. If he does, somebody is losing their spot.

Total: 4

Defensive line: Haloti Ngata, Chris Canty, Marcus Spears, Arthur Jones, Brandon Williams, DeAngelo Tyson

Analysis: The Terrance Cody saga finally ends. Ngata is healthy. Canty and Spears give a veteran aspect to this talented defensive line.

Total: 6

Defensive Total: 25


Kicker: Justin Tucker

Analysis: Tucker went 30 for 33 as a rookie and made some clutch kicks in the playoffs.

Total: 1

Punter: Sam Koch

Analysis: His averages fell a bit last year, but Koch is still a high caliber punter.

Total: 1

Long Snapper: Morgan Cox

Analysis: No news is good news for a long snapper. When was the last time you heard about Morgan Cox?

Total: 1

Specialists Total: 3

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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