The Ravens have only been in training camp for a week, but that's long enough for the organization to start formulating opinions, some of which are more obvious than others. Here are a few early stock projections:
Up: Kelechi Osemele With Bryant McKinnie out, the rookie second-round pick was immediately promoted to the first team as soon as his back spasms disappeared and he was cleared to practice. The Ravens like a lot of things about him, starting with his size, speed and athleticism. He might not end up starting this year, but soon enough.
Down: Jah Reid You cant blame a guy for getting hurt, but Reids calf injury is keeping him from a golden opportunity. Now Osemele seemingly has moved ahead of him. Before that, he was in line for a shot at left guard, but the Ravens went and signed veteran Bobbie Williams instead. The second-year tackle needs to get back and get going.
Up: Bobbie Williams Remember when replacing Ben Grubbs was a big issue? You always wonder whether a 13-year veteran coming off an ankle fracture has anything left, but Williams looks fit and rugged. Plus, hes a gregarious guy in the locker room, a big hit. Looks like a good signing.
Down: Dannell Ellerbe He didnt play that well in 2011 but the Ravens still gambled and gave him a second-round tender worth 1.92 million for 2012 because they werent sure of their depth at linebacker. Hes been quiet in camp.
Up: Deonte Thompson The undrafted free agent receiver from Florida turned heads in the spring practices and continues to look good. Receivers coach Jim Hostler had high praise for him in an interview with reporters. Theres a tight roster squeeze at his position, but its doubtful the Ravens are just going to jettison a speedy playmaker.
Down: Anthony Allen The second-year running back has to stand out to beat out Bernard Pierce, this years third-round pick, for the job of backing up Ray Rice. Its not happening so far.
Up: Sergio Kindle He might never be the force the Ravens envisioned when they made him the 43rd overall pick in the 2010 draft, but he looks much more polished and has made his presence known with his combination of size and speed. At this point, it's looking like he has a job.