The Ravens wrap up their final week of voluntary OTAs this week, with the session on Monday being the last one open to the media. The team will be back on the field three more days this week, and then will hold a mandatory minicamp June 16-18.
A lot will still happen between now and Week 1 in September, but here are five impressions from Monday's workout:
* Crockett Gillmore shows off his hands
On back-to-back plays in a red zone drill, the tight end went over the top of linebacker Arthur Brown to haul in touchdown catches. He made several other good grabs as well. Gillmore had 10 catches for 121 yards and one touchdown in the regular season as a rookie last year, but with Dennis Pitta sidelined and Owen Daniels gone, Gillmore should be much bigger part of the offense this season.
* Matt Elam is on the rebound
Elam, whose 2014 season was a major disappointment, has been getting a lot of reps with the starters at safety. He, Will Hill and Kendrick Lewis all are in the mix, and after practice, defensive coordinator Dean Pees praised Elam as having his "best camp ... bar none, not even close." One of Elam's biggest issues last season was tackling, and it's hard to see whether that has improved until contact is allowed. Still, the Ravens would greatly benefit from an improved Elam.
* Breshad Perriman is living up to billing
Perriman made a leaping touchdown catch in traffic yesterday, and his combination of size (6-foot-2) and speed is impressive. Drops have been an issue for Perriman in the past, but you wouldn't know it from watching OTA drills. Thus far, Perriman has caught pretty much all the balls he should catch. He's also made some nice adjustments on less-than-perfect throws to haul in catches.
* Who is the No. 3 corner?
Jimmy Smith took part in just some light individual work on Monday, and Lardarius Webb skipped the voluntary OTA session. That left Asa Jackson, Kyle Arrington and Rashaan Melvin all getting a lot of work in the prototypical corner spot, matched up 1-on-1 outside against a receiver. But both Jackson and Arrington are better suited to play inside as a slot/nickel corner. If either Webb or Smith goes down this season, who takes over on the outside?
* Matt Schaub still finds the wrong team too often
The Ravens like having a proven NFL quarterback behind Joe Flacco, but Schaub can't seem to avoid the interception. Za'Darius Smith had what would have been a pick-six against Schaub in an earlier OTA, and on Monday, reserve cornerback Quinton Pointer grabbed a tipped pass and could have scored on the return as well. Schaub might have the NFL experience, but there is a big dropoff from Joe Flacco to him.