All eyes will be on the Baltimore Ravens stars in training camp as we get one step closer to meaningful football. Joe Flacco's command of the offense will be dissected; Ray Rice’s explosiveness will be analyzed; the conditioning of Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata will be put under the microscope. But there are plenty of Ravens who are flying under the radar, and their performances are definitely worth monitoring.
For the rookies, training camp will give us a glimpse of their potential as well as their possible roles in Year 1. For the more experienced players, training camp will be their opportunity to grab significant playing time and take the next step in their development.
Arthur Brown and Kyle Juszczyk, for example, look poised for second-year leaps, and they are definitely players to watch.
No. 1 on this list isn’t even a sleeper in the sense that he’s a well-known player, but he has the chance to have a really good camp and take the first step toward becoming a star in this league.
The players are ranked based on the possible importance of their offseasons to the Ravens. The early candidates are guys who will be interesting to watch but ultimately won't see too much playing time, even in the best-case scenario. The ones who close out the slideshow are being slept on but could turn strong training camps into significant roles for the team (if they don't already have them already).
More than enough people will be talking about Flacco and the rest of the big names. These are the unheralded players whom you should really be watching in training camp and preseason.