Takeaway from Crows Depth Chart Week 1

The Ravens’ first regular season depth chart was released on Tuesday as the team prepares for its inaugural Sunday season against the Jets.

As a reminder, this was collected by the Ravens PR staff.

See full depth chart over here.

Here are the biggest takeaways from the regular season’s 53-man Depth 1 chart:

  • Ben Powers is listed as the left-starting keeper, the clear winner of the competition that started at training camp. Ben Cleveland is listed as the backup for the Powers and is also the backup in the right guard.
  • There are only two outside players included in the depth chart – starting RUSH linebacker Odafe Oweh and starting SAM quarterback Justin Houston. The Ravens have two outside players in the reserve/PUP position – last season’s leader Tyus Bowser (Achilles) and David Ojabo (Achilles) in the second round. Off-field coaches Stephen Maines and Jeremiah Moon are eligible for promotion in Sunday’s game, while linebackers Malik Harrison can swing off the field as well.
  • Devin Duvernay is listed as a wide-start receiver opposite Rashod Pittman. Demarcus Robinson and James Proche II are the top backups. DuVernay and Bruschi will have a chance to target much more frequently than last season, while Robinson could also play an important role in the rotation.
  • Chuck Clark remains the strong safety at the start with the addition of free agent Marcus Williams by his side on a free safety. Kyle Hamilton was listed for the first-round Novice safety as a free spare safety, with Geno Stone safe as a solid spare. MacDonald will have the option of deploying three safety devices when he sees fit, using their power to create favorable confrontations and disguise the defensive appearance.
  • J.K. Dobbins’ Week 1 status has yet to be determined, but he is listed at number one on the depth chart. Arranging is Dobbins, Mike Davis, Justice Hill and Kenny Drake. It will be interesting to see how the load is split between their backs, especially early in the season, with Dobbins returning from a serious knee injury. Gus Edwards is on reserve/physically unable to perform, which means he will miss at least the first four games of the season.
  • Ronnie Stanley was included in the All-Pro left tackle as a start after returning to training on Monday for the first time this year. Stanley’s position for Sunday is uncertain and Ja’Wuan James, listed as Stanley’s reserve, will take charge and will make his Ravens debut if Stanley can’t go.
  • First-round pick Tyler Linderbaum is the starting center and is expected to make his regular-season debut in this role against the Jets. Linderbaum missed two weeks in August with a foot injury but played nine shots at the end of pre-season and looked ready to roll. Veteran veteran Patrick McCurry, who is on Linderbaum’s reserve roster, can play all five of the offensive line’s positions. Rookie Daniel Faalele is listed as the right back-up tackle behind veteran Morgan Moses.
  • Three key defensive linemen for the Ravens on the depth chart are Calais Campbell, Michael Pierce and Justin Madhubwicki. Brent Urban supports Campbell in the defensive end, while Broderick Washington supports Madhubweiki in the defensive intervention. Third-round Travis Jones, who missed out with a knee injury, was selected as the reserve nose tackle behind Pierce.
  • Patrick Quinn is the first linebacker for the richest linebacker, backed by Harrison and Delchon Phillips, while veteran Josh Bynes is the quarterback. Kristian Welch is listed as a primary backup for Bynes with unscheduled rookie Josh Ross listed as the No. 3 center back.
  • Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters are starters, as Peters looks to return on Sunday after missing last season with a knee injury. Peters returned to training on August 15 but did not play during pre-season. Humphrey’s backing is veteran Kyle Fuller, listed ahead of rookie Galen Armor Davis. Brandon Stevens was listed as Peters’ backup ahead of rookie Bibi Williams, who had a solid boot camp. The Ravens have a deep corner chamber that features multiple angles capable of playing in the hole or outside, and new defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald is expected to take advantage of its versatility.