Baltimore Ravens: 53-Man Roster Prediction

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Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Cornerbacks (6)

Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb, Kyle Arrington, Cassius Vaughn, Rashaan Melvin, Tray Walker

I know, six cornerbacks is a lot. Do you remember the debacle that the Ravens went through last season? They can get away with keeping extra defensive backs for a few reasons.

The obvious players to make the team are Smith, Webb and Arrington. Walker is likely a shoe-in also as a fourth-round selection. So why do the Ravens keep three more corners?

The Ravens plan to use Arrington as the nickel corner, meaning that if something should happen to Webb or Smith, it is Melvin who would likely man the outside. That has been the case this preseason when Webb has not taken the field. Vaughn makes the roster because he brings a veteran presence to the position that has also started games in the NFL.

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