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With the 2018 NFL draft in the rear view mirror, an early preview of the Ravens roster outlook heading into the summer:

Quarterback

Lock - Joe Flacco, Lamar Jackson

Bubble - Robert Griffin

Long shot - Josh Woodrum

Synopsis - The Ravens usually carry just two quarterbacks, but could potentially keep Griffin around in 2018.

Running back

Lock - Alex Collins, Buck Allen, Kenneth Dixon

Long shot - John Crockett, Gus Edwards

Synopsis - Collins clearly earned the lead back role, nonetheless this position will likely be bolstered before training camp begins.

Fullback

Lock - Patrick Ricard

Long shot - Ricky Ortiz

Synopsis - Ricard developed nicely both as a punishing run blocker and occasional pass catching option out of the backfield.

Tight End

Lock - Nick Boyle, Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews

Bubble - Maxx Williams, Vince Mayle

Long shot - Darren Waller

Synopsis - After adding two promising rookie tight ends, Williams will have to earn his place on the roster.

Wide Receiver

Lock - Michael Crabtree, John Brown, Willie Snead, Chris Moore, Tim White

Bubble - Breshad Perriman, Quincy Adeboyejo, Jaleel Scott, Jordan Lasley

Long shot - DeVier Posey, Jaelon Acklin, Andre Levrone

Synopsis - With major turnover at receiver this spring, Perriman is firmly on the bubble while White appears to be in line to serve as the kick return specialist.

Offensive Line

Lock - Ronnie Stanley, James Hurst, Alex Lewis, Marshal Yanda, Orlando Brown, Matt Skura

Bubble - Nico Siragusa, Jermaine Eluemunor, Greg Senat, Bradley Bozeman

Long shot - Andrew Donnal, Maurquice Shakir, Steven Moore, Randin Crecelius, Alex Thompson

Synopsis - The addition of Brown provides some much needed flexibility on the line.

Special Teams

Lock - Justin Tucker, Sam Koch, Morgan Cox

Long shot - Kaare Vedvik, Trent Sieg

Synopsis - Another year of the wolfpack.

Defensive Line

Lock - Brandon Williams, Michael Pierce, Willie Henry, Brent Urban, Carl Davis, Chris Wormley

Bubble - Bronson Kaufusi, Zach Sieler

Long shot - Christian LaCouture, Du’Vonta Lampkin, James Crawford

Synopsis - With a stout top six, the clock is ticking down on Kaufusi’s career,

Outside Linebacker

Lock - Terrell Suggs, Matthew Judon, Za’Darius Smith, Tyus Bowser, Tim Williams

Synopsis - Edge defender could become the strongest unit on the team if coordinator Martindale can find more snaps for Bowser and Williams.

Inside Linebacker

Lock - C.J. Mosley, Patrick Onwuasor, Kenny Young

Bubble - Bam Bradley, Albert McClellan, Kamalei Correa

Long shot - Alvin Jones, Mason McKenrick

Synopsis - It is shaping up to be a dogfight between Bradley, McClellan and Correa for the final inside ‘backer spot.

Cornerback

Lock - Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, Marlon Humphrey, Tavon Young, Anthony Averett

Bubble - Jaylen Hill, Stanley Jean-Baptiste

Long shot - Robertson Daniel, Bennett Jackson, Robert Nelson, Devron Davis

Synopsis - The Ravens have a wealth of riches at cornerback, however several players are still recovering from serious injuries.

Safety

Lock - Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson, Maurice Canady, Anthony Levine, Chuck Clark

Bubble - DeShone Elliott

Long shot - Chris Board

Synopsis - Projecting that Canady will be moved to safety full time to bring more speed to the back end.