Ray Ventrone has shown some promising abilities as a slot receiver. He has a quick shake and runs very well after the catch. I won't pretend like I've scouted a substantial number of slot receivers, but last night (and in earlier flashes) he showed ability on crossing routes that I haven't seen from very many receivers.... besides Wes Welker. He showed good control of his body and balance (there was one play in particular on the C.J. Jones TD drive where Ventrone stopped on a dime, made a defender miss, and scooched forward for an extra 4 yards or so). He's had solid showings in the first few games and a good camp in addition to last night's work. Last season, when he was signed to the fifty-three, he was a damn good player on special teams and is versatile and willing as a defender (although we haven't seen that translated to success as a defender on the field) . All this and the potential as a slot receiver make me confident that he will make the roster out of camp and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if he contributes on offense for this team this year.