Not a single preseason game played, but there isn’t practice today and I do enjoy talking roster. What follows are my projections for the Baltimore Ravens final 53-man roster, before any preseason contest.
Preface: Here is a list of all injured players, and helping to show I’m not cutting Tavon Young and other stars.
Tavon Young — Season ending
Kenneth Dixon — Season ending
Nico Siragusa — Season ending
John Urschel — Retired
Maurice Canady — IR candidate
Offense — 26
Javorius Allen — With Dixon out, Buck proves his value at tailback and on special teams. Remember, he’s flashed great games. Against Miami he put up big numbers with Matt Schaub at QB, and he’s blocked a punt with Baltimore
Lorenzo Taliaferro — Gives the Ravens a hybrid back, capable of lead blocking and also a spare tailback. His versatility keeps him on the roster
Quincy Adeboyejo — I think Quincy makes it out of camp and on the final 53.
Tim White — Long shot, especially over Chris Moore, but he’s had a better camp thus far
Larry Donnell — Special teams value, good depth signing
James Hurst — Current starting right tackle
Austin Howard — Recently signed, battling with Hurst for starting role
Stephane Nembot — Depth player
Jermaine Eluemunor — Depth player/rookie
Defense — 24
Patrick Ricard — Great camp thus far. Many expect him to make the final 53.
Patrick Onwausor — Good depth
Albert McClellan — Special teams monster
Brandon Boykin — A personal choice. I like his play during camp
Jaylen Hill — Talking with many others, they believe he can crack the final 53. I’m not sure, but I can’t find anybody with a better shot.
Anthony Levine Sr. — Hybrid player, special teams monster
Special Teams — 3
What do you think, fellow Ravens fans? Did I leave somebody off that you believe makes it? Did I keep somebody that you don’t think has a shot?