The Ravens have never started four rookies to begin a season, according to Elias Sports Bureau, but that could change this season depending on how the depth chart is eventually sorted. Regardless of whether they are starting, four of their first five picks from April's NFL draft could be asked to play significant roles on offense or defense. Safety Matt Elam (pictured), inside linebacker Arthur Brown and nose tackle Brandon Williams are competing for starting jobs and fullback Kyle Juszczyk will be the lead blocker unless they bring back Vonta Leach. Getting those rookies up to speed in camp and the preseason will be critical.
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun