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Which Baltimore Ravens' training camp battles will be the most tightly contested?

With an abundance of depth, the Ravens will have a few interesting situations come camp time.

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The Ravens have a problem, but it's a good one. After stocking up on depth in the draft and during free agency, the team is going to have to make some tough cuts. But before that can happen, some of those on-the-bubble players are going to have to show their true colors at training camp. In particular, here is where I think the competition will get intense.

RB:

Depth Chart:

  • Justin Forsett
  • Lorenzo Taliaferro
  • Javorius Allen
  • Kenneth Dixon (R)
  • Terrance West
  • Trent Richardson
The situation at running back is incredibly interesting. Not only is there a logjam of talent, both past and present, but there also isn't an incumbent starter. Veteran Justin Forsett took the starting duties last season, but was injured and replaced midseason by rookie Buck Allen. In all likelihood, the Ravens will probably roll with a three-headed committee consisting of Forsett, Dixon, and another back that separates himself. It's just hard to see one of these guys becoming the bell cow back for Baltimore.


ILB:

Depth Chart:

  • C.J. Mosley
  • Brennen Beyer
  • Arthur Brown
  • Zach Orr
  • Arthur Brown
  • Cavellis Luckett (R)
The battle here is for the starting position beside C.J. Mosley. As of writing, the job was Orr's to lose. It's make or break time for Arthur Brown, who has been a nobody for the Ravens ever since he joined the team in 2013. If he can show up to camp playing something resembling football, the situation here could get interesting.


DL

Depth Chart:

  • Timmy Jernigan
  • Kapron Lewis-Moore
  • Micajah Reynolds
  • Michael Pierce (R)
  • Brandon Williams
  • Carl Davis
  • Willie Henry (R)
  • Trevon Coley (R)
  • Lawrence Guy
  • Brent Urban
  • Bronson Kaufusi (R)
  • Mario Ojemudia (R)
This unit is absolutely loaded from the top down. No matter who the Ravens keep around, it will undoubtedly be one of the best groups in the league. The team has a lot of good rookie talent to weed out here, as well as some veteran players like Lewis-Moore and Guy who might be on the chopping block too.

All in all, this year's camp is shaping up to be incredibly exciting and interesting. It will be a pleasure to see this year's rendition of the Ravens take shape as camp wears on.