With every passing week of Baltimore Ravens training camp, more players are setting themselves apart from the competition. Unfortunately, that can be in either a positive or negative manner.
The NFL is a “what have you done for me lately?” league, and that philosophy carries over into training camp where coaches won’t care too much about what players did earlier in the offseason if they’re not doing it right now.
One of the players who has completely taken advantage of the opportunity is wide receiver Kamar Aiken. He came into training camp with zero expectations, but the Ravens are a meritocracy, and he has been one of the better receivers on the roster.
Likewise, Asa Jackson was expected to compete for a roster spot as a special teamer, but he’s capitalized on the struggles of Chykie Brown to get his nose ahead in the nickel corner battle.
It wasn’t all fun and games for other players, however. The growth of Aiken and Jackson has come at the expense of their competitors. Players like Deonte Thompson and Dominique Franks were considered early favorites in those position battles, but that’s no longer the case.
Entering the second week of training camp, here are the biggest winners and losers in Baltimore.