Ravens could have tough decisions to make at the CB position

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The Baltimore Ravens are a team that has been known for their strong secondary over the course of their franchise history. From former ballhawks like Ed Reed and Chris McAlister to current players such as Marlon Humphrey and Jimmy Smith, opposing teams have had to account for years of talent at the position.

Heading into the 2021 season, Baltimore has plenty of players ready to contribute and make an impact in their secondary. However, that could mean that the team will have to make some tough decisions when it’s time to cut the roster down to 53 players.

In reality, the Ravens will most likely keep six cornerbacks on their roster. However, that number could fluctuate in either direction based off of needs or injuries elsewhere. If Baltimore does decide to keep six corners, it would make sense for those six to be Humphrey, Smith, Marcus Peters, Tavon Young, Anthony Averett and Shaun Wade.

Those six are extremely talented players, but if no other cornerback makes the roster, it would mean that other roster candidates such as Davontae Harris, Khalil Dorsey, Chris Westry and others would be on the outside looking in. Harris and Dorsey both showed flashes with Baltimore in 2020, while Westry is an intriguing young player.

Even if the Ravens do have to part with a few talented players during cut day, they should be able to add a few cornerbacks with potential to their practice squad. Baltimore has not been fortunate over the last few seasons with injuries in their secondary, but hopefully 2021 will bring much more good fortune and the team will stay flush with healthy talent at the cornerback position.