The Ravens begin OTA’s on Tuesday, as their offseason activities enter another phase. Here are five Ravens players who need to take a step up this offseason:
Matt Elam – After a disappointing 2014, the Ravens’ safety enters his third season hoping to prove he is not a first-round bust.
Arthur Brown – He was a healthy scratch in 12 games last season, as other linebackers like Zach Orr and Albert McClellan saw more action due to their value on special teams. If there’s a role for Brown this season, he will have to earn it.
Marlon Brown – The wide receiver position is crowded, but Brown could stand out if he shows his value as a possession and red zone receiver. He led the Ravens in touchdowns as a rookie in 2013, but did not score last season. The Ravens hope Brown is ready to reassert himself.
Michael Campanaro – The Ravens like his potential as a slot receiver with ability to get open. But he’ll have to prove he can stay healthy.
Kendrick Lewis – Signed as a free agent, Lewis is a likely starter at free safety, but coach John Harbaugh does not hand out starting roles unless they are earned. Lewis will need to pick up the defense quickly and prove he can be a leader in the secondary.