With the addition of eight draft picks, the Ravens now have 79 players on their roster. That leaves 11 spots to fill with either veteran additions or undrafted rookie free agents.
Baltimore's 2021 draft ended early in the fifth round, which gave the Ravens a head start on calling prospective rookie free agents.
The Ravens have a long track record of hitting on undrafted free agents. They had a 16-year streak of at least one undrafted rookie making the original 53-man roster, which ended last season. Still, quarterback Tyler Huntley joined the team and ended up under center in the playoffs. Undrafted center Trystan Colon-Castillo started two games.
Some of Baltimore's best undrafted free agents include kicker Justin Tucker, fullback Patrick Ricard, inside linebacker Bart Scott, center Mike Flynn and linebacker Jameel McClain.
In 2014, after the Ravens did not draft an offensive tackle, they landed James Hurst, who was a key starter and reserve in Baltimore for six years and is now entering his ninth NFL season (New Orleans). Offensive tackle is one need the Ravens did not fill with their 2021 draft class, and they could look for a top undrafted free agent.
The Ravens do not announce their undrafted rookies until their contracts are signed, but here are the latest reports:
OT Adrian Ealy, Oklahoma
Junior; 6-foot-6, 321 pounds
Ealy was a two-year starter at right tackle at Oklahoma, learning behind Orlando Brown Jr. and Cody Ford in his first two seasons before taking over in 2019.
S Ar'Darious Washington, TCU
R. Sophomore; 5-foot-8, 176 pounds
Washington played alongside one of the draft's top safeties in Trevon Moehrig. Washington is a feisty defender and good tackler who also had a team-high five interceptions in 2019. He could shift to nickel corner as well.
OG Sam Cooper, Merrimack
Senior; 6-foot-2, 305 pounds
Born in Nigeria, Cooper and his family settled in Pennsylvania in 2003. He first went to college at Maine before transferring.
TE Tony Poljan, Virginia
Senior; 6-foot-7, 251 pounds
Poljan posted more than 900 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns over the past two years as a starter. A three-star quarterback recruit, he switched between quarterback and tight end before settling at tight end full-time as a senior. He's new to the position, but has shown natural pass-catching skills and strong in-line blocking.
OT Foster Sarell, Stanford
Junior; 6-foot-6, 318 pounds
Sarell was a five-star recruit coming out of the Seattle area and a two-year starter at right tackle with good size.
RB Nate McCrary, Saginaw Valley
Senior; 6-foot-0, 213 pounds
McCrary played in 11 games and finished with 520 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
DT Xavier Kelly, Arkansas
Senior; 6-foot-4, 306 pounds
Kelly transferred to Arkansas after spending four years at Clemson. He finished his only season at Arkansas with eight tackles, one sack and two quarterback hurries. He had a strong Pro Day performance.
WR Donte Sylencieux, Graceland University
Senior; 6-foot-2, 185 pounds
Sylencieux was Lamar Jackson's favorite target when they there were teammates at Boynton Beach (Fla.) High School. A deep threat with sure hands, Sylencieux will try to make a major leap to the NFL, coming from a small program that played just five games last year.