The Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster ended disjointed after an injury-plagued regular season, and it begins 2022 similarly disjointed, with some of its best players sidelined. Will they be able to get back and remain healthy after their stints on PUP are over?
Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster projection
One player that will start the season rehabbing was by design. Michigan’s David Ojabo fell to the second round of the NFL Draft after suffering an Achilles tear during his Pro Day. While it wouldn’t necessarily be a miracle for him to return in 2022, there is no reason to rush him back.
Starters will be annotated with asterisks.
Baltimore Ravens offense (25)
James Proche II*
Baltimore Ravens defense (26)
Baltimore Ravens specialists (3)
Justin Tucker (K)
Jordan Stout (P)
Nick Moore (LS)
RB Gus Edwards
OT Ronnie Stanley
OLB Tyus Bowser
OLB David Ojabo
Edwards, Stanley, and Bowser would all be Ravens 53-man roster locks, which gives some other Ravens opportunities early on in the season to shine. Davis has looked good in the backfield early on after flaming out in Atlanta, and having Jackson under center as a rushing weapon makes gap and assignment integrity markedly more difficult for defenders in the run game.
Likely might have played his way onto the field early on with his camp and preseason heroics. It wouldn’t be the first time the Ravens hit on the second TE they drafted in the same class, albeit the first time around was far more egregious.
Baltimore must get healthy and stay relatively healthy if they want to battle the Bengals in the AFC North.