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Training Camp Competition: Safety

S Ar'Darius Washington
S Ar'Darius Washington

In the Hunt

  • Kyle Hamilton
  • Marcus Williams
  • Ar'Darius Washington
  • Beau Brade (undrafted rookie)
  • Sanoussi Kane (rookie)
  • Jordan Toles (undrafted rookie)

Projected Starters

The Ravens have arguably the best safety duo in the league. Hamilton became an All-Pro in just his second season, emerging as the NFL's most versatile safety. His ability to impact the game at all three levels will continue to be a key component of Baltimore's defense under new coordinator Zach Orr. Williams has 20 career interceptions, and his sideline-to-sideline range discourages quarterbacks from taking deep shots. If he stays healthy, Williams' third season with the Ravens could be his best.

Best Battle

After Geno Stone's departure to Cincinnati, the battle for the No. 3 safety role will be a compelling storyline this summer. Washington may be the favorite heading into camp, but he'll face competition from Kane, Brade and Toles. The Ravens could also sign a veteran free agent such as Jamal Adams, who visited Baltimore in May, or Justin Simmons, who may be attracted by the chance to play for a Super Bowl contender.

Under the Radar

Toles is a Baltimore native who starred at St. Frances Academy and played at LSU before transferring to Morgan State. No HBCU player was selected in this year's draft, but Toles hopes to be another undrafted rookie to earn his way onto Baltimore's roster.

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