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Ravens 2021 Roster Outlook

Post Draft Edition

NFL: NOV 08 Ravens at Colts Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A snapshot of the Baltimore Ravens roster after they selected eight rookies in the 2021 NFL draft:

Quarterback

Lock: Lamar Jackson

Bubble: Tyler Huntley, Trace McSorely

The Ravens will likely carry all three young, dual-threat quarterbacks into the regular season.

Running Back & Fullback

Lock: J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Patrick Ricard, Justice Hill

Longshot: Ty’Son Williams

Dobbins, Edwards, Ricard and Hill comprise one of the best backfields in the league.

Offensive Line

Lock: Ronnie Stanley, Ben Cleveland, Bradley Bozeman, Kevin Zeitler, Tyre Phillips, Ben Powers, Patrick Mekari

Bubble: Ben Bredeson, Trystan Colon-Castillo, Andre Smith

Longshot: Greg Mancz

Shockingly, Baltimore did not select an offensive tackle in the draft after trading away Pro Bowler Orlando Brown Jr. They are reportedly interested in adding veteran tackles Alejandro Villanueva and Dennis Kelly, ponying up the cap space to sign both seems prudent.

There will be a competitive battle to determine the starter at left guard. The Ravens may trade away one of their young interior blockers for a late round draft pick in August.

Wide Receiver

Lock: Marquise Brown, Rashod Bateman, Sammy Watkins, Devin Duvernay, Tylan Wallace

Bubble: Miles Boykin, James Proche

Longshot: Deon Cain, Binjamin Victor, Antoine Wesley, Jaylon Moore

After adding Watkins, Bateman and Wallace, the final receiver job will be hotly contested in training camp.

Tight End

Lock: Mark Andrews, Nick Boyle

Bubble: Josh Oliver, Ben Mason, Eric Tomlinson

Longshot: Jake Breeland, Eli Wolf

Baltimore should have room to keep four tight ends. Assuming Oliver flashes receiving ability in practice, Mason and Tomlinson will be left to fight for the backup blocking tight end spot.

Specialists

Lock: Justin Tucker, Sam Koch, Nick Moore

Longshot: Johnny Townsend, Brian Khoury

Moore is expected to replace longtime Raven Morgan Cox at long snapper.

Defensive Line

Lock: Brandon Williams, Calais Campbell, Derek Wolfe, Justin Madubuike

Bubble: Justin Ellis, Broderick Washington

Longshot: Aaron Crawford, Braxton Hoyett

After failing to draft a defensive lineman, Ellis and Washington could both make the team depending on UDFA competition and numbers at other positions

Inside Linebacker

Lock: Patrick Queen, Malik Harrison, L.J. Fort, Chris Board

Bubble: Kristian Welch, Otaro Alaka

With the top four set, Ravens decision makers will have to weigh the special teams value of a fifth inside linebacker against other position groups.

Outside Linebacker

Lock: Tyus Bowser, Pernell McPhee, Odafe Oweh, Jaylon Ferguson, Daelin Hayes

Longshot: Chauncey Rivers, Aaron Adeoye

A veteran such as Justin Houston could still be signed to round out the edge rusher group.

Cornerback

Lock: Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith, Tavon Young, Anthony Averett

Bubble: Devontae Harris, Iman Marshall, Khalil Dorsey

Longshot: Chris Westry

The most talented and deepest cornerback corps in the NFL will remain well stocked 2021.

Safety

Lock: Chuck Clark, DeShon Elliott, Brandon Stephens, Shaun Wade, Anthony Levine Sr.

Bubble: Jordan Richards

Longshot: Geno Stone, Nigel Warrior

Roles for Stephens and Wade are currently undefined, potentially allowing room for Richards Stone and/or Warrior.