With the Ravens getting a day off Sunday, here’s a quick look at how their draft class is shaping up so far:
WR Breshad Perriman
Having missed 11 straight practices with a knee injury, it’s time to wonder how ready Perriman will be for Week 1. The Ravens are still hoping Perriman will be their primary deep threat. But the time he’s missing could slow his development.
TE Maxx Williams
He delivered a highlight play Thursday night, barreling over a Saints defender to pick up a key first down. Williams is showing the hands and route-running ability to make some plays this season, although his blocking needs to improve.
DT Carl Davis
He got plenty of work Thursday night, and it looks like he’ll be in the defensive line rotation. A promising run-stuffer who can provide depth behind Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan.
OLB Za’Darius Smith
He had the Ravens’ only sack Thursday, and they need him to help their pass rush. However, Harbaugh also said Smith needs to stay more disciplined when rushing the quarterback, or he’ll leave running lanes open that could hurt the defense.
RB Buck Allen
Allen has shown flashes in practice, but running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was impressive Thursday night. Allen will need to step up, or Taliaferro will win the battle for backup running back behind Justin Forsett.
CB Tray Walker
Not showing enough coverage skills so far to show he should be on the field every Sunday. Has the size (6-foot-2) to be a quality corner, but this may be a development year for him.
TE Nick Boyle
Boyle has looked good in practice and had four catches Thursday. With Crockett Gillmore, Williams, and Boyle, the Ravens have depth at tight end.
G Robert Myers
He has missed time lately with a concussion. Myers will be a backup who won’t see much time unless the Ravens have injuries up front.
WR Darren Waller
His size (6-foot-6) is intriguing, although his route running needs to improve. I think Waller will make the final 53, and will be given this year to develop.