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Assessing each rookies starting chances

The Ravens drafted 11 rookies, each with varying chances of earning a starting job.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens wanted to get athletic playmakers out of this year's draft and it appears they've done it. While the majority of them will make some form of contribution this season, that doesn't mean they will all have starting jobs come week one.

Looking at the rookies:

Ronnie Stanley

Stanley has the best shot of winning a job out of all rookies. Coach John Harbaugh said he envisions Stanley as the Ravens' starting left tackle and even if he doesn't win that job, there's still a fair chance he'll be the starter at left guard. Also, Eugene Monroe's recent issues with staying healthy makes me think that Stanley will take over as the Ravens starting left tackle sooner or later.

Likelihood of being a starter: High

Kamalei Correa

The second round pick was drafted with the intention he would be the future outside linebacker after Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil retire. Until then, Correa will play as a rotational pass rusher in 2016, unless Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil and Za'Darius Smith all suffer from injuries or poor performance. Correa will get on the field and make some plays, but he won't be winning a starting job this year.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Bronson Kaufusi

Kaufusi might have one of the best chances to win a starting job; key word being might. On one hand, Kaufusi probably has a much higher ceiling than Lawrence Guy and doesn't have the history of major injuries of Brent Urban. On the other hand, Lawrence Guy was a solid find on the waiver wire and Brent Urban could be a pretty good player himself if he can stay healthy.  Kaufusi is one of three men fighting for one starting job and in my opinion, it's just as likely that he wins a starting job as he is nothing more than a rotational player in 2016.

Likelihood of being a starter: Medium

Tavon Young

The first of five fourth round picks, Young had a better chance of starting a few weeks ago than he does now. The fourth round rookie was going to battle Kyle Arrington and Will Davis for the starting job as the Ravens nickel corner and it wasn't hard to see him win the job. But after the Ravens signed Jerraud Powers off the waiver wire last month, it looks like Young might have to settle for being the Ravens' #4 corner in 2016, which should give him time to hone his craft.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Chris Moore

The wide receiver was explosive in college, but he's pretty raw and the players ahead consist of Steve Smith Sr., Breshad Perriman, Kamar Aiken, and Mike Wallace in 2016.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Alex Lewis

Lewis might have some of the worst chances of starting as a rookie. It's unlikely that Lewis will unseat Rick Wagner at right tackle or John Urschel and Ryan Jensen at Left Guard. Lewis will most likely replace James Hurst as the Ravens back-up tackle.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Willie Henry

The former Michigan Wolverine might spend most of 2016 as an inactive. The fourth round pick is sitting behind Brandon Williams, one of the best players on the Ravens defense and team in general. Add in Carl Davis, who is motivated to prove himself after losing his starting job three games into 2015.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Kenneth Dixon

Dixon is an interesting player. He's a threat while running and receiving, he scored the second most touchdowns in the history of the NCAA, and it's arguable that he has a higher ceiling than any other runningback on the roster. Keep in mind both Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen both impressed when they were the starter at runningback. Sam scenario as Kaufusi, Dixon could just as easily be the starter as he could be a rotational guy.

Likelihood of being a starter: Medium

Matt Judon

Judon is a raw prospect who is behind Kamalei Correa on the depth chart. He'll probably be relegated to doing special teams duty, if he is even activated.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Keenan Reyonlds

Reynolds will most likely be the teams' designated return man, with any contributions he makes to the team as a wide receiver being a bonus.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Maurice Canady

Canady isn't even a guarantee to make the team. He's probably going to be fighting for one of the last spots on the Ravens 53 man roster and he'd probably be on the bottom of the depth chart at cornerback.

Likelihood of being a starter: Low

Of the 11 players that were drafted by the Ravens, Ronnie Stanley, Bronson Kaufusi, and Kenneth Dixon are the three that have the best chances of winning the starting job at their respective positions. The rest will most likely occupy rotational roles in 2016.