A little more than one week into the grind of training camp, a depth chart is now up on the Ravens official website.
No one is going to hold the coaches to anything published there, because it obviously can change, but some of the positional rankings are interesting, to say the least.
Bryant McKinnie is listed as the starting left tackle, opposite Michael Oher as the starting right tackle, with Kelechi Osemele backing up Oher. (Comment: McKinnie hasn't practiced yet after reporting late to training camp, but the Ravens obviously haven't "given up" on him, as some believe.)
Arthur Jones is holding down the starting defensive end spot ahead of Pernell McPhee. (Comment: A knee injury put McPhee behind in one of the team's biggest training camp battles, but he is back on the field now.)
Courtney Upshaw is in Terrell Suggs spot as the starting rush linebacker, backed up by Sergio Kindle, while Paul Kruger has taken over Jarret Johnsons job as the strong-side sam linebacker, backed up by Albert McClellan. (Comment: The depth chart generally favors incumbents and players who have been on the team, but Upshaw is penciled in to start as a rookie.)
Cary Williams is listed as the starting cornerback opposite Lardarius Webb, with Jimmy Smith backing up Webb. (Comment: Could be an example of the depth chart favoring incumbents. Williams and Smith are battling for a starting job, but regardless of who wins, both will play.)
Jacoby Jones is listed as the No. 1 guy for returning both kickoffs and punts. (Comment: The punt return job is his. The question is will he returns kickoffs, too.)
Anthony Allen is the No. 2 running back behind Ray Rice, followed by (in order) Damien Berry, Bernard Pierce and Bobby Rainey. (Comment: Don't believe what you read. Pierce, as a third-round draft pick, is the favorite, and Rainey, an undrafted rookie, is turning heads. This is wide open.)