Analyzing The Ravens 1st Unofficial Depth Chart

Posted on August 05, 2014 by Phil Gentile

Photo Credit: BaltimoreRavens.com


(depth charts are courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens website)

   OFFENSE
   Pos.1st2nd3rdOther
LWRTorrey SmithMarlon BrownKamar AikenLaQuan Williams
Mike Willie
Jace Davis
RWRSteve Smith, Sr.Jacoby JonesDeonte ThompsonMichael Campanaro
Jeremy Butler
LTEugene MonroeJames Hurst  
LGKelechi OsemeleA.Q. ShipleyWill Rackley 
CJeremy ZuttahGino GradkowskiReggie Stephens 
RGMarshal YandaRyan JensenJohn UrschelParker Graham
RTRick WagnerJah ReidDavid MimsBrett Van Sloten
TEDennis PittaOwen DanielsCrockett GillmoreNathan Overbay
Phillip Supernaw
QBJoe FlaccoTyrod TaylorKeith Wenning 
FBKyle JuszczykShaun Chapas  
RBRay RiceBernard PierceJustin ForsettLorenzo Taliaferro
Cierre Wood
Fitzgerald Toussain

Quick Thoughts:

- I would love to see the Ravens carry three quarterbacks this season. That's more about my lack of confidence in Tyrod Taylor than my confidence in Keith Wenning. With the rookie at least the Ravens have a guy that could be a viable backup with the right coaching. Tyrod has never been someone the team could rely on for multiple games if Flacco got hurt. Wenning could be. Only one way to find out. Keep him around and keep teaching him.

- A healthy Yanda and Osemele is HUGE (both literally and figuratively) but I apologize if I'm not overly excited about the upgrades along the offensive line. Monroe will be better with a full year in the organization under his belt and anything is an upgrade over Gradkowski. I guess my biggest concerns lie with Rick Wagner, who gave up three sacks in the season opener against the Broncos last season. He hasn't shown much at the NFL level yet but if can handle the gig so many things will benefit.

- Ray Rice looked good last week at M&T Bank Stadium but if Bernard Pierce does well in those first two games it will be hard to take him off the field. Kubiak has zero allegiance to Ray Rice and Pierce is a better fit for his zone-blocking scheme anyway. Just ask Dan Bryden from Ravens All-22.

- Crockett Gilmore vs. Phillip Supernaw in a best name battle.......who ya got?

- The wide receiving corp is stacked this season. Deonte Thompson and LaQuan Williams need big preseason performances to even make the squad. My money is on Michael Campanaro and Jeremy Butler. They possess the most upside of all the backups at the receiver position.




  DEFENSE
   Pos.1st2nd3rdOther
DTHaloti NgataTerrence CodyTimmy JerniganJamie Meder
Levi Brown
NTBrandon WilliamsDeAngelo TysonDerrick HopkinsA.J. Pataiali'i
DEChris CantyKapron Lewis-MooreBrent Urban 
OLBTerrell SuggsPernell McPheeNicholas DiMarcoD.J. Roberts
ILBC.J. MosleyArthur BrownAlbert McClellan 
ILBDaryl SmithJosh BynesAustin SpitlerZachary Orr
SamCourtney UpshawElvis DumervilJohn Simon 
LCBLardarius WebbAsa JacksonTramain JacobsMarrio Norman
SSMatt ElamOmar BrownAnthony LevineBrynden Trawick
FSDarian StewartJeromy MilesTerrence BrooksWill Hill
RCBJimmy SmithChykie BrownDominique FranksDeji Olatoye
                                                                                                                           Sammy Seamster

Quick Thoughts:

-  After seeing Ngata's workout video I gotta believe he's due for a bounce back season in 2014. Especially with the depth around him.

- One of my predictions for this season is Brandon Williams will be a household name around town before the year is over. He was a steal in the 2013 NFL Draft and might be exactly what this team needs. He's an ideal NT in a 3-4 defense so the sky is the limit for this guy.

- Can't wait to see the C.J. Mosley/Arthur Brown battle at inside linebacker. Seriously I would pay money to see those two battle for the starting gig. Mosley is a 1st round talent that can seemingly do everything.

- Lardarius Webb is hurt and Chykie Brown has struggled in camp (when he isn't getting throw out of it). Not good. Luckily there are youngsters Deji Olatoye and Sammy Seamster that could shine given their potential expanded playing time this preseason.

- Given Darian Stewart's NFL experience it looks like he is your Week One starter at free safety unless something crazy happens. Terrence Brooks (understandably) has been slow to pickup the Ravens playbook.

next up:

Ravens All-22: How Does Bernard Pierce Fit in the Zone Blocking Scheme?

August 04, 2014

We look to see if the third year back will succeed or struggle under Kubiak's new offense

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