Ravens coach John Harbaugh shares insights on team's roster as he awaits return to field

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"Justice is a guy that, there's no doubt he started coming on at the end," he said. "Second year, they make a big jump normally. He's really smart and really works hard. I expect him to make a big jump. This guy's fast. He's tough. His attitude is A-plus. Just a special guy."

Harbaugh said the team would have liked to draft a tight end after trading Hayden Hurst. But he offered high praise for undrafted free agents Eli Wolf of Georgia and Jacob Breeland of Oregon, saying one of the two will probably make the team.

In the wake of Marshal Yanda's retirement, Harbaugh expects fierce competition for the team's three interior offensive line spots. Bradley Bozeman will start, but with Matt Skura's health uncertain after knee surgery, Harbaugh said Bozeman could see time at center. He listed new addition D.J. Fluker and second-year linemen Ben Powers and Patrick Mekari as candidates to start, with draft picks Tyre Phillips and Ben Bredeson also in the mix.

"There's just a lot of ways that we can do it," Harbaugh said. "We're going to find out in the first two or three weeks of training camp what looks the best, and then let them fight it out."

Harbaugh reached for a Titanic metaphor to illustrate the difference between the 2019 Ravens and this year's team. At this time last year, he said, the Ravens were the iceberg, waiting unseen to sink other teams.

No longer.


"We're not going to be the iceberg. People are going to see us," Harbaugh said. "We're going to be everybody's most important game. So we're going to have to be that much better just to stay the same."

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