Unofficial Post-Minicamp 2012 Ravens Depth Chart
NEW ACQUISTIONS HAVE HELPED OL CORPS
By Joe Platania
After the Ravens went through their mandatory, full-team minicamp having signed veteran NFL interior offensive linemen Bobbie Williams and Tony Wragge, our unofficial look at the team's depth chart has taken on a different look.
The Ravens also used 2011 third-round draft pick Jah Reid at right tackle more than what was expected. He got almost no time at his expected left guard spot before being carted off the field with a right-leg or foot injury on the final day of minicamp.
Injuries to players such as Reid; receivers David Reed (knee), Tandon Doss (unknown) and Jacoby Jones (leg); running back Bernard Pierce (hamstring); defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee); guard Kelechi Osemele (quadriceps); cornerback Cary Williams (hip) and center Matt Birk (leg) have reportedly not affected their training-camp status as of yet.
Training camp begins at the team's Under Armour Performance Center July 21 for rookies, quarterbacks and injured veterans, with the rest of the team expected to report July 25 before the entire team hits the field together the following day.
The only player certain to not be on the field when camp begins is linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles), who will be well into his rehabilitation process at that point.
But contract issues with running back Ray Rice and quarterback Joe Flacco are expected to come to a head by the middle of next month, with Rice having to sign a long-term extension by July 16. If he doesn't, he will eat up $7.7 million of cap room in 2012.
Also, the issue of free safety Ed Reed's commitment to the team will need to be worked out before camp begins. Although he is under contract this year, Reed did not attend any of the Ravens' organized team activity practices, or any of the three minicamp sesssions.
Suggs could begin the season on the Physically Unable To Perform (PUP) list, which would render him ineligible for the season's first six games, a stretch he is likely to miss in any event, because of his injury.
Overall, the roster breakdown now looks like this:
Five quarterbacks, four running backs, two fullbacks, 11 receivers (six flankers, five split ends), 17 offensive linemen, five tight ends, 11 defensive linemen, 12 linebackers (six inside, six outside), 15 defensive backs (eight corners, seven safeties), one punter, two kickers and two long snappers.
All told, there are 44 offensive players on the 87-man roster -- which does not include franchise-tagged running back Ray Rice -- and 38 defensive players, along with five specialists.
Here is how we see the Ravens' on-field hierarchy at this point:
UNOFFICIAL 2012 RAVENS DEPTH CHART
WR (X): Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, LaQuan Williams
LT: Bryant McKinnie, Michael Oher, Jah Reid
LG: Bobbie Williams, Justin Boren, Kelechi Osemele
C: Matt Birk, Tony Wragge, Gino Gradkowski
RG: Marshal Yanda, Justin Boren, Gino Gradkowski
RT: Michael Oher, Jah Reid, Ramon Harewood
TE: Ed Dickson, Dennis Pitta, Davon Drew
QB: Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor, Curtis Painter
FB: Vonta Leach, Jamison Berryhill, Bruce Figgins
RB: Ray Rice, Anthony Allen, Bernard Pierce
WR (Z): Anquan Boldin, Tandon Doss, David Reed
X - denotes split end, or downfield/speed receiver
Z - denotes flanker, or possession receiver
DE: Pernell McPhee, Arthur Jones, DeAngelo Tyson
NT: Terrence Cody, Ma'ake Kemoeatu, Ryan McBean
DT: Haloti Ngata, Arthur Jones, Bryan Hall
Rush: Paul Kruger, Sergio Kindle, Chavis Williams
Will: Jameel McClain, Dannell Ellerbe, Josh Bynes
Mike: Ray Lewis, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Albert McClellan
Sam: Courtney Upshaw, Sergio Kindle, Albert McClellan
CB: Lardarius Webb, Corey Graham, Chykie Brown
SS: Bernard Pollard, Sean Considine, Emanuel Cook
FS: Ed Reed, Christian Thompson, Emanuel Cook
CB: Jimmy Smith, Cary Williams, Danny Gorrer
P: Sam Koch, Justin Tucker
K: Billy Cundiff, Justin Tucker
KO: Billy Cundiff, Sam Koch
H: Sam Koch
LS: Morgan Cox, Patrick Scales
KR: Jacoby Jones, David Reed, Lardarius Webb
PR: Jacoby Jones, Lardarius Webb, Asa Jackson
Posted June 19, 2012