The Ravens have a few more weeks of R&R before they return to Owings Mills to begin 2016 training camp. Of course, a lot will change between now and Sept. 11, when the Ravens open the season against the Bills. But with OTAs and the June mandatory minicamp now in the rear-view mirror, we're putting together our own unofficial way-too-early training camp two-deep. We looked at the offense yesterday, and today it's the defense:
DE: Lawrence Guy, Brent Urban
NG: Brandon Williams, Carl Davis
DT: Timmy Jernigan, Kapron Lewis-Moore
Rookie third-round pick Bronson Kaufusi should work into the two-deep quickly, but he missed all of OTAs and the June minicamp after suffering a back injury during rookie minicamp. He is expected to be ready for training camp.
Terrell Suggs, Za'Darius Smith
Elvis Dumervil, Kamalei Correa
Suggs and Dumervil both enter camp coming off injuries, but assuming they are back at 100 percent, Smith and Correa are logical top backups -- unless Correa continues to evolve as an inside linebacker.
C.J. Mosley, Arthur Brown
Zach Orr, Kamalei Correa
The spot alongside Mosley formerly held by Daryl Smith is one of the major defensive question marks this summer. Orr seems to be the front-runner, but Correa, the rookie second-round pick, saw a lot of reps there during OTAs. Albert McClellan remains a jack-of-all-trades who could fill in inside or outside and will be a special teams leader again.
Jimmy Smith, Will Davis
Shareece Wright, Jerraud Powers
Smith and Wright return as the starters, just as the former high school teammates were for seven games last season. Davis is coming off a torn ACL but showed promise in limited action last year, and the Ravens have high hopes for him. Powers, the seven-year veteran signed to a one-year deal in May, had a strong minicamp and appears to be the front-runner to be the starting nickel back.
Eric Weddle, Kendrick Lewis
Lardarius Webb, Matt Elam
Webb's conversion to safety seems to be complete, and he and Weddle spent much of OTAs and minicamp getting accustomed to each other and their roles in this new-look Ravens secondary. Elam should be healthy again and motivated to perform after the Ravens declined to pick up his fifth-year option. Terrence Brooks is also in the mix, as is versatile Anthony Levine, who even saw some time at linebacker in OTAs.