The draft is in the books, so the Ravens now have a much clearer picture of what their 2015 roster will look like than they did two weeks ago.
To be sure, Ozzie Newsome and Co. never stop watching the waiver wire, and the roster still figures to have plenty of additions and subtractions. In fact, a slew of undrafted rookies will be in Owings Mills this weekend for a rookie minicamp as they try to beat the long odds and make the team.
"We’re not done putting this team together right now," Newsome said after the draft. "It’s still two or three months – maybe four months – before we have to play Denver. We as a personnel staff, we’re still going to be mining for players to make our roster to make us better.”
We've already tried to sketch out an early, post-draft Ravens two-deep on offense. Now we tackle the defense and special teams:
DE: Chris Canty, DeAngelo Tyson
NT: Brandon Williams, Casey Walker
DT: Timmy Jernigan, Carl Davis
OLB: Terrell Suggs, Za'Darius Smith
ILB: CJ Mosley, Albert McClellan
ILB: Daryl Smith, Zach Orr
OLB: Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw
CB: Lardarius Webb, Asa Jackson
SS: Kendrick Lewis, Matt Elam
FS: Will Hill, Anthony Levine
CB: Jimmy Smith, Rashaan Melvin
P: Sam Koch
K: Justin Tucker
LS: Morgan Cox
PR/KR: Michael Campanaro, Asa Jackson
DEFENSIVE LINE: Timmy Jernigan takes over for the departed Haloti Ngata, and rookie Carl Davis figures to work into the rotation. Lawrence Guy is back to fill a backup role as well, and promising defensive ends Brent Urban and Kapron Lewis-Moore both should return from knee injuries that cost them all of last season. They would fill in at end behind veteran Chris Canty, who was re-signed. It's a deep group.
LINEBACKER: Courtney Upshaw will be highly motivated to have a strong season as he enters a contract year. Can he become more of a pass rush threat in the mold of Pernell McPhee? Rookie fourth-round pick Za'Darius Smith looks to make an impact as an edge rusher as well. C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith again hold down the middle. Will there be an Arthur Brown sighting this year?
CORNERBACK: Can these guys finally stay healthy? The Ravens are in good shape if Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith can stay on the field. If not? Asa Jackson also has yet to make it through a season, and Rashaan Melvin had his moments but was also exposed by Tom Brady in the playoffs. The Ravens added rookie cornerback Tray Walker in the fourth round, but this remains the No. 1 position to upgrade through the summer. When have we heard that before? Oh, right. Last year.
SAFETY: Kendrick Lewis, the Ravens' one notable free-agent addition, will step in as a starter. He can play either safety but is likely to start at strong safety, with Will Hill manning the free safety spot. Will Matt Elam finally live up to first-round form? Second-year safety Terrence Brooks could be a factor as well but is likely to start the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
SPECIALISTS: All's well, as the 'Wolf Pack' is back intact this season, assuming Morgan Cox is fully recovered from his season-ending knee injury. Michael Campanaro and Asa Jackson should get the first shot to succeed Jacoby Jones in the return game. The Ravens biggest issue here is Justin Tucker's contract; he is due to become an unrestricted free agent next season.