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Ravens Release First Unofficial Depth Chart

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Mosley has edge on starting job. Stewart the first-string safety. Movement on defensive line.

With the first preseason game coming up Thursday against the 49ers, the Ravens released their first depth chartof the year.

This is an unofficial depth chart put together by the team’s public relations staff, not by Head Coach John Harbaugh, but the lineups can shed some light on which players are running the most with the first team through the first two weeks of training camp. 

Here are seven observations, followed by the offensive and defensive depth charts below:

  • Rookie first-round draft pick C.J. Mosley is listed as the starter at inside linebacker along with veteran Daryl Smith. Second-year player Arthur Brown is behind Mosley on the depth chart in what was considered one of the most anticipated competitions of training camp.
  • Rick Wagner has the edge in the battle for right tackle, as he’s listed ahead of Jah Reid in the competition. Wagner has played well in practice over the last few months, and the preseason will be important for him to solidify his spot.
  • Darian Stewart has the lead at safety, and rookie Terrence Brooks still has some catching up to do. Stewart is listed as the starting free safety and veteran Jeromy Miles is his primary backup. Brooks is the third-string safety at this point, as he’s trying to make the jump at one of the toughest positions to learn at the NFL level.
  • Haloti Ngata is now listed as the starting defensive tackle after playing nose tackle last season. Second-year lineman Brandon Williams is listed as the first-string nose tackle. Ngata played mostly nose tackle last year, but the Ravens may move him a little outside so that Williams can play his natural spot over the center. Ngata is so versatile that the Ravens can use him at multiple positions up front.
  • Running back Justin Forsett is currently listed as the No. 3 running back behind Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro is listed as fourth-string. There’s typically not much attention paid to the third- and fourth-string running backs at this point in camp, but they will be critical early in the season because of Rice’s two-game suspension. As of now, it looks like Forsett will get the bulk of thee carries behind Pierce during those first two games.
  • Asa Jackson has the edge in the competition at punt returner if the Ravens want to use someone other than Jacoby Jones at that spot. Jones has been a Pro Bowl returner in the past, but the Ravens have also mixed in other returners. Jackson is ahead of rookie receiver Michael Campanaro as the punt/kick returners behind Jones.
  • Wide receiver Kamar Aiken has been impressive during training camp, and he’s listed as a third-string wideout behind the clear-cut top targets Torrey Smith, Steve Smith Sr., Marlon Brown and Jones.

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   OFFENSE
   Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd Other
LWR Torrey Smith Marlon Brown Kamar Aiken LaQuan Williams
Mike Willie
Jace Davis
RWR Steve Smith, Sr. Jacoby Jones Deonte Thompson Michael Campanaro
Jeremy Butler
LT Eugene Monroe James Hurst    
LG Kelechi Osemele A.Q. Shipley Will Rackley  
C Jeremy Zuttah Gino Gradkowski Reggie Stephens  
RG Marshal Yanda Ryan Jensen John Urschel Parker Graham
RT Rick Wagner Jah Reid David Mims Brett Van Sloten
TE Dennis Pitta Owen Daniels Crockett Gillmore Nathan Overbay
Phillip Supernaw
QB Joe Flacco Tyrod Taylor Keith Wenning  
FB Kyle Juszczyk Shaun Chapas    
RB Ray Rice Bernard Pierce Justin Forsett Lorenzo Taliaferro
Cierre Wood
Fitzgerald Toussain
   DEFENSE
   Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd Other
DT Haloti Ngata Terrence Cody Timmy Jernigan Jamie Meder
Levi Brown
NT Brandon Williams DeAngelo Tyson Derrick Hopkins A.J. Pataiali'i
DE Chris Canty Kapron Lewis-Moore Brent Urban  
OLB Terrell Suggs Pernell McPhee Nicholas DiMarco D.J. Roberts
ILB C.J. Mosley Arthur Brown Albert McClellan  
ILB Daryl Smith Josh Bynes Austin Spitler Zachary Orr
Sam Courtney Upshaw Elvis Dumervil John Simon  
LCB Lardarius Webb Asa Jackson Tramain Jacobs Marrio Norman
SS Matt Elam Omar Brown Anthony Levine Brynden Trawick
FS Darian Stewart Jeromy Miles Terrence Brooks Will Hill
RCB Jimmy Smith Chykie Brown Dominique Franks Deji Olatoye
Sammy Seamster
   SPECIAL TEAMS
   Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd Other
P Sam Koch Richie Leone    
K Justin Tucker      
H Sam Koch      
LS Morgan Cox      
KOR Jacoby Jones Asa Jackson Michael Campanaro  
PR Jacoby Jones Asa Jackson Michael Campanaro  

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