The Ravens are very thin at cornerback, having only Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb as proven commodities at CB.
As of now, Smith and Webb are the only cornerbacks with significant NFL experience on the roster. Those two will be one of the better tandems in the NFL next year, but they've got no one behind them who's even an established backup.
Chykie Brown played in just 39 defensive snaps in 2013, and Asa Jackson was only used on special teams.
To add to their corner depth, Baltimore signed Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks this past week.
Ross, at 6'1" and weighing 193 pounds, has played in the NFL for seven seasons. He has 11 career interceptions and 41 passes defended. Ross was with the New York Giants last year, but he was placed on the injured reserve list in October due to a back injury.
As for Franks, a 197-pounder standing at 6'0", he has 30 tackles, three interceptions and nine passes defended in four NFL seasons. He played in 15 games last season as a reserve corner for the Atlanta Falcons, and he has just four career starts in four seasons.
It's also worth noting that the Kansas City Chiefs just released Brandon Flowers this past week, and Baltimore was mentioned as a team that was interested in him.
Even with the addition of Franks and Ross, signing Flowers would be a smart move by Baltimore if it comes at a fair price.
Flowers has started 87 games in his six NFL seasons while snagging 17 interceptions and deflecting 91 passes.
If Baltimore instead opts to go with what they currently have, Chykie Brown could be the man Baltimore is counting on to step up.
According to the Baltimore Ravens' website, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has singled Brown out as a player that's impressed him in OTAs.
"Chykie Brown has been playing good," he said. "He’s had his chance to get out on the field and [gain] experience, but now he gets thrown in and it’s his. He’s going to get to show you all what he’s capable of."
In three NFL seasons, Brown has registered 39 tackles and seven pass defenses. He played in just 39 defensive snaps last year in a reserve role.
Baltimore has some dangerously thin depth at cornerback, given the lack of proven commodities at the position. That said, it appears they are better off at the position coming out of OTAs than they were going into them.