Baltimore Ravens depth chart: Joe Flacco's seven new targets

With free agency and the draft completed, and OTAs and minicamps scheduled for the next month and a half, here's a closer look at the depth chart for the Baltimore Ravens (Starters in bold):


Quarterback (3): Joe Flacco, Lamar Jackson, Robert Griffin III

Ravens officials made it clear that Flacco is the starter this year. If Jackson instills enough confidence in training camp and the preseason, it would diminish the chances of Griffin sticking around. If Jackson struggles, Baltimore might need to make room on the 53-man roster for Griffin, an experienced insurance policy.

Running back (4): Alex Collins, Buck Allen, Kenneth Dixon, Patrick Ricard

Alex Collins' hold on the featured back role was solidified when Baltimore didn't use one of its 12 draft picks on a running back. But Collins received more than 20 touches in only three of 15 games last season. Allen and Dixon will contribute, especially in passing situations.

Wide receiver (7): Michael Crabtree, John Brown, Willie Snead, Chris Moore, Breshad Perriman, Jaleel Scott, Jordan Lasley, DeVier Posey

Flacco has five new wide receivers, including free agents (Crabtree, Brown and Snead), drafted rookies (Scott and Lasley) and a CFL import (Posey). It's a much different look from last season, when the top three receivers were Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Michael Campanaro. There could be more change. Perriman, a 2015 first-round pick, isn't guaranteed to make this year's team.

Tight end (5): Hayden Hurst, Nick Boyle, Mark Andrews, Maxx Williams, Vince Mayle

Baltimore revamped more than the wide receiver position. The Ravens became the first team in six years to draft two tight ends in the first three rounds. Hurst and Andrews should see plenty of time for a Baltimore offense that played more two-tight-end formations than any other team in the NFL. Flacco has a total of seven new targets when you factor in wide receivers and tight ends.

Tackle (4): Ronnie Stanley, Orlando Brown, James Hurst, Greg Senat

The hope is Stanley takes the next step in his third year as the Ravens' starting left tackle. Brown, a third-round rookie, will compete against Hurst for the starting right tackle spot.

Guard (4): Marshal Yanda, Alex Lewis, Nico Siragusa, Jermaine Eluemunor

Yanda is a six-time Pro Bowl right guard and Lewis is one of the rising young guards in the NFL if he can stay healthy. Siragusa is coming off major knee surgery and Eluemunor remains a developmental prospect.

Center (2): Matt Skura, Bradley Bozeman

Skura is a natural center who will get a chance at that spot after starting 12 games last season at guard. Bozeman was drafted in the sixth round like Ryan Jensen, who became the highest-paid center by Tampa Bay in free agency.


Cornerback (6): Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr, Tavon Young, Maurice Canady, Anthony Averett

Smith is coming back from an Achilles injury and the Ravens are optimistic he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. Humphrey, a first-round pick in 2017, proved last season that he's ready for a bigger role in the secondary. This is one of the deepest cornerback groups in franchise history.

Safety (5): Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson, Anthony Levine Sr., Chuck Clark, DeShon Elliott

Baltimore has made a major investment in the back end of the secondary. Weddle and Jefferson are combining to make $12.5 million in salary this year. Clark and Elliott should be core special-teams players.

Linebaker (11): C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs, Matthew Judon, Patrick Onwuasor, Tyus Bowser, Tim Williams, Za'Darius Smith, Kenny Young, Kamalei Correa, Albert McClellan, Bam Bradley

The Ravens have two Pro Bowl linebackers in Mosley and Suggs. Judon was the biggest surprise on defense last season. The only certainty is who will be lining up on the inside next to Mosley.

Defensive line (8): Brandon Williams, Michael Pierce, Brent Urban, Willie Henry, Carl Davis, Chris Wormley, Bronson Kaufusi, Zach Sieler

Williams is the only guaranteed starter on the line. Pierce disappointed last season, and Urban can't stay healthy. The Ravens struggled to stop the run when Williams was sidelined with a toe and foot injury.


Punter (1): Sam Koch

Koch is a difference-maker in field position. He placed a league-leading and career-high 40 punts inside the 20-yard line.

Kicker (1): Justin Tucker

Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history, converting 90.2 percent (202 of 224) of his field-goal attempts.

Long snapper (1): Morgan Cox

He's a two-time Pro Bowl player who hasn't missed a game since 2014.

Kick returner (2): Chris Moore, Tim White

Moore has become dangerous in the return game. He helped Baltimore rank first in kickoff average (27.5).

Punt returner (1): Tim White

There's not much returning experience. Michael Campanaro, who joined the Tennessee Titans in free agency, handled 27 of Baltimore's 32 punt returns. It looked like White was going to be the primary punt returner before he suffered a season-ending thumb injury. At this point, he has to be considered the favorite at punt returner.