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2021 Baltimore Ravens Roster Projections

All off-season in Baltimore, we have been keeping you updated every step of the way, from the team, needs articles, team mock drafts, draft recaps, and now into the Baltimore Ravens roster projections! This article is exactly what the title says it is, a projection of what the roster might look like come week one of the 2021 NFL regular season.

This may be pure speculation, but John Harbaugh and Eric DeCosta have a track record for what 55 players will make the final roster. Things will change, and we will update you on said changes as they happen, but this is a shot in the dark.

Baltimore Ravens Roster Projections: Offense

Quarterback: Lamar Jackson, Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley (weekly inactive).

Lamar Jackson is a given. Trace McSorley is recovering from a torn ACL, and Tyler Huntley played reasonably as Jackson’s backup. Baltimore will likely carry two quarterbacks on game day with McSorley or Huntley missing out on playing in garbage time.

Running Back: J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.

It’s pretty straightforward here. Dobbins and Edwards will share running back touches while Hill gets the occasional third-down snap and special teams reps.

Fullback: Patrick Ricard and Ben Mason (weekly inactive).

Ricard is a two-time Pro Bowler at fullback, but Mason is a more traditional fullback. In the future, expect Mason to deliver many devastating blocks in the Baltimore run game.

Wide Receiver: Marquise Brown, Rashod Bateman, Sammy Watkins, Devin Duvernay, Miles Boykin, Tylan Wallace and James Proche.

With six wide receivers drafted in the last three years, Baltimore has a crowded receiver room. Watkins signed in free agency to extend the group to seven. Proche and Boykin are on the hot seat, but Proche provides kick and punt return value while Boykin is a solid blocker. Is there room for both?

Tight End: Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle.

Most teams will have three (or more) tight ends on the active roster, but with the Ravens likely carrying two fullbacks, only Andrews and Boyle are listed here. Boyle is recovering from a 2020 injury, so if he is not ready for Week 1, expect Eric Tomlinson or Josh Oliver to be on the roster.

Offensive Line: Ronnie Stanley, Bradley Bozeman, Patrick Mekari, Kevin Zeitler, Alejandro Villanueva, Ben Cleveland, Ben Bredeson, Trystan Colon-Castillo, Ben Powers and Tyre Phillips.

For the sake of Ravens’ fans sanity, Bozeman might take over for Mekari at center with one of the Bens winning the left guard job. Stanley, Bozeman, Zeitler, and Villanueva are locks.

Baltimore Ravens Roster Projections: Defense

Interior Defensive Line: Brandon Williams, Calais Campbell, Derek Wolfe, Justin Madubuike and Justin Ellis.

Williams could be a cap casualty, but expect the first four to play snaps for Baltimore in 2021. Ellis and 2020 draft pick, Broderick Washington, will fight for rotational snaps.

EDGE: Pernell McPhee, Jaylon Ferguson, Daelin Hayes, Tyus Bowser and Odafe Oweh.

The Ravens lost both Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue to free agency, but they bring back three solid options. In addition, they spent a first-round pick on Oweh, and Hayes should be a helpful run defender as a rookie. This group has a low floor, but Oweh has the potential to be a star.

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BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 27: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Chris Board (49) celebrates a sack with inside linebacker Patrick Queen (48) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) during the New York Giants game versus the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2020 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Linebacker: Patrick Queen, Malik Harrison, Otaro Alaka and L.J. Fort.

Baltimore needs Queen (29.7 PFF Grade) and Harrison (52.7 PFF Grade) to take sizable steps forward in 2021. Retaining Fort will help, but the Ravens have liabilities in the linebacking corps at the moment.

Cornerback: Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith, Tavon Young, Shaun Wade and Anthony Averett.

One of the best cornerback units in the NFL gets a boost with Young coming back. Despite being drafted in 2016, Young has played just 33 games in five seasons including just 17 since his rookie season. He has had two entire seasons wiped out due to injury, and he missed 14 games in 2020.

Safety: Chuck Clark, DeShon Elliott, Jordan Richards, Anthony Levine and Brandon Stephens

Clark and Elliott are the guarantees here. Richards and Levine are primarily utilized on special teams, and Stephens is a total wild card. Watch out for undrafted free agent Ar’Darius Washington to make the roster.

Baltimore Ravens Roster Projections: Special Teams

Kicker: Justin Tucker

Tucker is as good as it gets. Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history, and he has made 89.7% or more of his field goals in each of the last five seasons.

Punter: Sam Koch

The Ravens may not punt much, but when they do, it will be Koch once again. Over 15 seasons with the Ravens, Koch has missed one game.

Long Snapper: Nick Moore

With four-time Pro Bowler and 2020 All-Pro Morgan Cox leaving Baltimore for the Tennessee Titans, Moore has big shoes to fill. He filled in for one game when Cox missed because of COVID-19.

Thanks for reading my Baltimore Ravens roster projections! For more content, follow me @MrSplashMan19 and OTH Football on Twitter!

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JANUARY 10: Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after making a field goal against the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs at Nissan Stadium on January 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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