The Ravens have been eliminated from the playoffs and will face their first losing season since 2007. If there's one silver lining from this (outside of the fact that the Ravens can draft an elite prospect in the spring), it's that the Ravens have a chance to do some roster evaluation before the season ends. We've already seen some young guys take over, as Javorius Allen has taken over as the leading rusher and Jeremy Butler has overtaken the underwhelming Chris Givens as the #2 receiver on the team, but here's some more guys that we might see over the next three weeks:
Two of the biggest things that Terrence Brooks had going for him was his speed (Brooks had the fastest 40 time of any safety at the 2014 Combine) and his versatility. We haven't been able to see much of that because the Ravens have hardly given any playing time to Terrence Brooks, despite the fact that they've seen Kendrick Lewis and Darian Stewart underperform these past two seasons. The Ravens should give Brooks a chance to be the long-term successor to Ed Reed. Coach Harbaugh says that he thinks his role expands.
Despite the fact that the Ravens have traded up for him, Arthur Brown has spent the majority of his career as a healthy scratch. Now the Ravens might give Brown some more playing time and we might see if Brown can play alongside C.J. Mosley at inside linebacker or at the very least, we might find out why he has rarely been on the field.
The Ravens know that Shareece Wright isn't going to be part of their long-term plans, but the same can't be said for Tray Walker right now. The Ravens have had Walker on the inactive list for most of the season, but Coach Harbaugh is saying that " he could be a guy getting a chance."
Kapron Lewis-Moore, Brent Urban, and Carl Davis
The three young linemen have not seen the field very much this season, but that will change over the next three weeks, as Chris Canty is out for the season and will likely be off the roster in 2016. Coach Harbaugh said in his presser that the Ravens will "move forward with the young defensive lineman that we have." That includes Kapron Lewis-Moore, Carl Davis, and Brent Urban. Davis and Urban have already made some impressive plays this season. Harbaugh has also said that he is "excited for Carl" and that he wants to "see if he takes his game up a notch after being out for a couple weeks."
The Ravens have re-shuffled the line, moving Kelechi Osemele to Left Tackle and Coach Harbaugh has announced that Ryan Jensen will be the starting left guard for the remainder of the season. Jensen has not seen the field much in his career, as he was an inactive all of 2013 and was put on the practice squad in 2014 while he was dealing with sleep apnea. Now he will get a chance to see if he can be part of the future.
The Ravens are looking at their young players to see who can be counted on to help in the future and the fans will get a chance to see the young players that they haven't been able to see during the past two seasons. At the very least, we might get to see why that was so.