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For this article, I had the idea of taking the full August Updates and asking our team writers to distill it down into 80 proof shots of the Need-to-Know material. Some teams will have more news than others because that's how it works in real life. Much of it will be from the August Updates, some of it will be my takes, but all of it will hopefully be useful to you. And make sure to jump on our Premium Subscription to continue seeing this type of stuff all year long. And if this feature is helpful to you, shoot me an email at email@example.com and let me know.
Plus a new addition for this year. For each team, I've included a link to our Depth Charts and also to the Full Camp Report. If you like these bullets and want more detail, check out the Full Camp Report for each team.
Let's get to it.
- Head coach Jonathan Gannon will cater to his quarterback's strengths.
- QB Kyler Murray is aiming for a Week 1 return.
- WR Michael Wilson has been consistently impressive
- RB James Conner will be the bell cow.
- S Isaiah Simmons is being used freely in the secondary.
- QB Desmond Ridder has taken the reins as the team's leader but has struggled with deep accuracy.
- Rookie RB Bijan Robinson is living up to all expectations as the eighth pick in the draft.
- WR Drake London noted the team's increased talent at cornerback is giving him a tougher camp than last year.
- WR Mack Hollins has been an instant team leadership source.
- TE Kyle Pitts is easing back in from an injury that ended his 2022 season, but he still made plays.
- The installation of a new pass-heavy offense under Todd Monken has not been smooth, and the Ravens offense has mostly struggled in recent practices.
- RB J.K. Dobbins is holding out due to his desire for an extension. While it has not received the same amount of publicity, the situation is similar to Jonathan Taylor's in Indianapolis.
- Rookie WR Zay Flowers looks like a potential star and has been the Ravens' best wide receiver early.
- TE Isaiah Likely could have a big role in the passing offense despite the presence of star Mark Andrews. The duo is seeing plenty of time on the field together.
- Upgrades on the offensive line, plus some added weapons in the passing game, should lead to improvement for QB Josh Allen this year.
- RB James Cook has an opportunity to claim a 3-down role and make a big leap in year 2.
- Most of the attention at WR will be to see who emerges as the primary slot option between Khalil Shakir, Deonte Harty, and Trent Sherfield.
- Rookie TE Dalton Kincaid has been the talk of training camp and could help elevate this offense.
- There are two starting positions open on defense, and the competition for MLB and CB2 could take some time to sort out.
- QB Bryce Young will start from Day 1 and is being is already being praised for his efficiency.
- RB Miles Sanders will start and is expected to carry a heavy workload.
- WR DJ Chark has emerged as a favorite target for Bryce Young, especially in the deep passing game.
- WR Laviska Shenault is being used all over the field, and his role is being compared to Deebo Samuel.
- No tight end has had a particularly impressive camp so far, though Hayden Hurst is building chemistry with Bryce Young.
- QB Justin Fields is showing development as a pocket passer.
- DJ Moore is the uncontested WR1 and will see a massive target share.
- Despite Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool being the team’s WR2 and WR3, Tyler Scott has impressed enough to earn snaps.
- Cole Kmet will be the primary pass-catching TE again this year.
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