Baltimore Ravens: Player Watch during Minicamp

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May 28, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman walks off the field after the OTA at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens begin their three-day mandatory minicamp today, and this time around, every player is expected to attend.

During OTAs, the players could wear helmets, but they could not wear pads. Minicamp allows the players to wear pads, so the contact can begin. The defense can begin to tackle and certain players can show the other side of their game.

With everyone in attendance, position battles can begin to fully develop. The veterans will attend, so the rookies and other players now have to take a step back when they may have been with the first-string offense or defense during OTAs.

Certain players are going to have to work just that much harder. Veterans do have most positions locked in, but backups and certain positions are still wide open.

Joe Serpico wrote about five things to watch during this minicamp, but now let’s look at players who need to be watched over the next three days.

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