A look at the Ravens’ first depth chart of 2013 reveals a lot of things one would expect.
Joe Flacco is No. 1 at quarterback. Ray Rice is No. 1 at tailback. Vonta Leach is starting at fullback. Linebacker Terrell Suggs, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, offensive tackle Michael Oher and safety Michael Huff are also with the first team.
But who else is listed among the No. 1s?
The Ravens are listing Marshal Yanda (shoulder surgery) atop the depth chart at right guard and Jameel McClain (spinal contusion) as a starting inside linebacker despite both being injured and unable to participate in training camp so far.
Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones are the starting wideouts with Deonte Thompson and Tandon Doss listed behind them.
Bryant McKinnie is the top left tackle despite having a slow start to training camp because of his weight.
Gino Gradkowski appears to be winning the battle with A.Q. Shipley to replace Matt Birk as the starting center. And Kelechi Osemele is listed as the starting left guard.
Ed Dickson is the No. 1 tight end with Visanthe Shiancoe No. 3 on the depth chart.
On the defensive side, the biggest questions are inside linebacker and strong safety.
Veteran Daryl Smith has the early edge at the linebacker spot next to McClain. Josh Bynes and Albert McClellan are the primary backups.
James Ihedigbo is listed as No. 1 at strong safety, ahead of first-round pick Matt Elam.
Interestingly, Elvis Dumervil and Courtney Upshaw are listed as even atop the depth chart at the outside linebacker spot opposite Suggs.
Chris Canty and Arthur Jones are currently starters alongside Ngata on the D-line, with Marcus Spears a backup.
Cornerback isn’t all that surprising with Lardarius Webb and Corey Graham the starters. Jimmy Smith and Chykie Brown the primary reserves.
Update: The Ravens will be without safety Omar Brown, Dickson, cornerback Chris Johnson, McClain, wideout David Reed, Webb and Yanda tonight against Tampa Bay.
Most were expected out, but Webb’s absence is an indication that the team will be taking it easy with its top cornerback during the preseason.