The draft is complete and the Ravens are in the process of signing undrafted free agents. Currently, the team has 83 players under contract or team control. The offseason mini-camps, training camp and likely a few injuries will help the Ravens get down to the 53 player regular season roster.
Lock - Joe Flacco, Ryan Mallett
Longshot - Jerrod Johnson
The Ravens have been comfortable carrying two quarterbacks into the regular season for most of Harbaugh's tenure. This trend should continue if Flacco is healthy to begin training camp as expected.
Lock - Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen
Bubble - Kenneth Dixon, Terrance West, Trent Richardson
Longshot - Terrance Magee, Lorenzo Taliaferro
Competition for the 3rd RB role will be a bonafide battle royale. The Ravens could use a short yardage back to compliment the two locks. Hypothetically the Ravens could carry four RBs into the regular season if they thin out numbers at another position.
Lock - Kyle Juszczyk
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Juice should be the only fullback in serious consideration for a roster spot.
Lock - Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams
Bubble - Dennis Pitta, Nick Boyle
Longshot - Darren Waller, Konrad Reuland
Tight end is likely the deepest position on the roster. Dennis Pitta intends to play in 2016 but it is prudent to keep him on the bubble with his injury history. Boyle could return late in the season after serving his suspension. The Ravens usually carry three tight ends so if they keep four this year they will have to save room elsewhere.
Lock - Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken, Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman
Bubble - Jeremy Butler, Michael Campanaro, Kaelin Clay, Chris Moore, Keenan Reynolds
Longshot - Chris Matthews, Daniel Brown, Marlon Brown, Chuck Jacobs
The Ravens usually keep six wide receivers on the roster so the fight for the last two spots will be intense. Many believe Butler has earned his place but he will have to fight off the competition. The kick returner position should come from someone on the bubble in this position group.
Lock - Ronnie Stanley, Eugene Monroe, Rick Wagner
Bubble - James Hurst, Alex, Lewis, De'Ondre Wesley
Longshot - Blaine Clausell
This appears to be a place where a young unheralded player can win a spot on the roster in the offseason. The third tackle might end up starting at guard.
Interior Offensive Lineman:
Lock - Marshal Yanda, Jeremy Zuttah, John Urschel, Ryan Jensen
Bubble - Anthony Fabiano
Longshot - Leon Brown
Urshel and Jensen will provide quality versatile depth if they don't end up starting .
Lock - Justin Tucker, Sam Koch, Morgan Cox
Longshot - Will Lutz
The Wolfpack will return to provide the Ravens with the best specialists in the league.
Lock - Lawrence Guy, Brent Urban, Bronson Kaufusi
Longshot - Nordly Capi
The Ravens should keep between 6-7 total defensive lineman. Urban has positional versatility.
Lock - Brandon Williams, Timmy Jernigan, Carl Davis
Bubble - Willie Henry
Longshot - Kapron Lewis-Moore
One of the best young position groups on the team, B-Will, Timmy, Carl and Willie have the makings of a dominant rotation.
Lock - Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Za'Darius Smith, Kamalei Correa
Bubble - Matt Judon
Longshot - Victor Ochi, Chris Carter, Brennen Beyer
The Ravens usually carry four outside linebackers into the regular season but Judon has so much upside they will try to shoehorn five this year.
Lock - C.J. Mosley, Zach Orr, Albert McClellan
Bubble - Arthur Brown
The starting spot next to Mosely will be a battle all summer long. McClellan is a special teams ace who was recently resigned so his spot is secure. A UDFA could earn a spot with a very strong summer.
Lock - Jimmy Smith, Shareece Wright
Bubble - Kyle Arington, Will Davis, Jumal Rolle, Tavon Young, Maurice Canady, Sheldon Price
Longshot - Julian Wilson, Jermaine Whitehead
Corner is more unsettled than any other position after the draft. Smith and Wright are entrenched as the starters with Arrington and Davis expected to compete for the nickel role, but neither of them showed quite enough in 2015 to be considered locks. This is the most likely place for the Ravens to seek veteran free agent help in the secondary market.
Lock - Eric Weddle, Lardarius Webb, Terrance Brooks
Bubble - Matt Elam, Kendrick Lewis, Anthony Levine, Nick Perry
The safety position will be a fight in training camp. The Ravens have carried as many as six safeties but they may look to trim here to benefit the RBs, TEs and OLBs. Perry could give Levine a run for his spot by showing special teams ace ability.
The Ravens will continue to sign veteran and rookie free agent until they reach the 90-man offseason roster limit. By this count, the team has approximately 40 players who are locks to make the final 53-man regular season roster. That leaves 50 players competing for the final 13 roster spots. As head coach John Harbaugh likes to say, "Iron sharpens iron."
The Ravens front office has done a tremendous job acquiring depth over the last several season, players #54-60 from the 2016 offseason roster may end up being better than any at any other point in the Ravens history. The Ravens roster will be cut down to 53 players on or about September 6th, 2016.
Let the competition and speculation begin...