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Ravens will get more from their 2013 class in 2014

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The Ravens did not get much from their draft class in 2013. This year they will get much more.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, the Ravens had one 2013 draft pick start, two if you count Marlon Brown, who wasn't selected. Neither of them started 16 games, and Matt Elam was pigeonholed into starting after Michael Huff struggled in Week 1 and part of Week 2.

This year, the Ravens should have four draftees from the 2013 draft class starting: Matt Elam at strong safety, Brandon Williams at nose tackle, Kyle Juszczyk at fullback, and Ricky Wagner at right tackle. This four could turn into six if Kapron Lewis-Moore steals the starting job at defensive end from Chris Canty and Arthur Brown takes the middle linebacker job from Daryl Smith.

Regardless of whether they do or not, the two should see plenty of playing time in a defense that will have a lot of rotation going on to keep players fresh down the stretch.

Ryan Jensen and John Simon are the odd men out, as Jensen is a reserve guard/center and Simon is buried beneath Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw and Pernell McPhee at outside linebacker, leaving him to do work on special teams.

Brown will lose his No. 3 role due to Steve Smith, but he'll still play a role in the Ravens' offense.

The 2013 draft class looks like they should be impact players for the Ravens after being relatively dormant in 2013.