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Head Coach John Harbaugh said he’s been impressed with Lamar Jackson’s accuracy and arm talent in the first two days of practice. Jackson is learning the playbook and adjusting to playing under center, but his playmaking ability is evident.

Perhaps the biggest question about first-round quarterback Lamar Jackson is his ability to transfer his Heisman Trophy-winning college style to the NFL.

Even Head Coach John Harbaugh said Saturday that until a rookie steps onto the NFL practice field, it’s all imagination about what a prospect could be.

Well, after two high-tempo and challenging minicamp practices, Harbaugh is pleased with his rookie quarterback. Jackson is off to a good start in Baltimore.

“The thing that I was really impressed with was I thought he was  Customized Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey accurate,” Harbaugh said.

“You read the reports and stuff like that, but he’s a naturally talented thrower; he has natural arm talent. That’s something that I think people were questioning. So to see him out here thro Customized Steelers Football Jersey wing the ball naturally, very accurately, I thought was a big plus.”

Jackson completed several deep passes to his tight ends down the seam. He seems to have an early connection with fifth-round wide receiver Jordan Lasley, as the two moved the chains on a few occasions during 11-on-11 drills.

Jackson didn’t show as big of an arm as quarterback Joe Flacco, but the rookie put a nice touch and placement on many of his throws and zipped a tight touchdown pass (to Lasley) while in a red-zone drill. When he needs to, he can let it rip.

The biggest difference between Jackson and Flacco is Jackson’s obvious explosiveness as a runner, which he put on display many times throughout Saturday’s practice (without busting out his signature juke moves yet).

“As soon as we get in pads, you’ll see [those],” Jackson said with a laugh.

Harbaugh made it clear that the Ravens are working on using those talents during Jackson’s rookie season, saying Baltimore is crafting plays in the “laboratory.”

“We ran a lot of stuff out here today you guys probably saw,” Harbaugh said. “We’re going to always try to get our players making plays for us, and Lamar is a guy that can help us win games.”

Before Jackson can help Baltimore win as the team’s starting quarterback, he has a lot more developing to do. Coaches said learning how to play quarterback the Ravens way would be his first task.

Jackson’s learning a different offense, new verbiage, getting teammates lined up in the right spot and managing the offense overall. There seemed to be few hiccups Saturday, and Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg peeked his head inside huddles to make sure things were running smoothly.

Harbaugh said Jackson is at times “coloring inside the lines” in terms of throwing with anticipation because he’s learning the plays and concepts, but he’s picking it up very quickly.

“As good as any rookie we’ve had that way,” Harbaugh said. “He’s very smart; he studies, very sharp, has a nice presence on the field. I think we all feel that he handled himself very well that way.”

One of the biggest changes so far has been taking more snaps from under center. Jackson often worked out of the shotgun at Louisville, which helped with his running ability. The Ravens had him dropping back to work on his footwork and balance.

“I’ve got to work on that a lot more,” Jackson said. “The NFL is totally different from college. It’s a lot faster. You’ve got to work as a unit. It’s fun out here. I’m having fun.”

While Jackson said the pros is faster, he later added, “I can go at an NFL pace right away.”

Jackson said learning the Ravens’ offensive system has been fun. Playing the game is clearly enjoyable to him as well, and by all accounts, his teammates have enjoyed him too.

On Friday, players said Jackson is funny and a character. During Saturday’s practice, Lasley cheered him on from the sideline when he darted up the middle, blazing past linemen and linebackers for a first-down run.

“All of that is A, A-plus,” Harbaugh said. “He has great demeanor. He has a great face, attitude is really good, smart, studies real hard, locker room stuff. I think it’s all good.”

 

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Tony Jefferson went undrafted out of Oklahoma in 2013, but has since turned into one of the top safeties in the game. Here are his tips to this year’s incoming class.

The Ravens have had at least one undrafted rookie on their Week 1 roster for 14 straight years.

Thus, there’s a very good chance that somebody in this year’s class will beat the odds to make the 53-man roster in August.

Ravens safety Tony Jefferson was that guy for the Arizona Cardinals five years ago when he went undrafted out of Oklahoma. Jefferson was scrapping to make the roster after the Cardinals also selected defensive back Tyrann Mathieu in the third round.

Now Jefferson is one of the league’s top safeties, and he’s trying to share his wisdom with the next crop of talent. Here’s his Twitter advice to incoming undrafted rookies:

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The move is not surprising considering Breshad Perriman will be battling to make the roster this offseason and would be slated to have a $9.4 million cap hit next season.

The Ravens have reportedly opted not to pick up wide receiver Breshad Perriman’s fifth-year option, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

If true, it’s not a surprising decision considering Perriman will be battling to make the 53-man roster this offseason and would carry a $9.4 million cap hit in 2019, per Spotrac.

Drafted 26th overall in 2015, Perriman has yet to break out in three seasons and is coming off a very challenging year in which he caught just 10 passes for 77 yards.

After multiple drops, including two that led to interceptions, Perriman was a gameday inactive down the stretch of last season as the Ravens pushed for the playoffs.

Injuries have hampered the 6-foot-2 speedste Men’s Authentic Custom Boston Red Sox Home White Baseball Jersey Sale r’s obvious potential. A PCL knee injury shelved him for his entire rookie season. In 2016, a partially torn ACL knocked him out for much of the offseason practices. In 2017, a hamstring injury sidelined him for much of training camp.

“What we found out that sometimes the development of the receiver can be retarded because they’re just not on the field,” General Manager Ozzie Newsome said last month.

“Some of the success of the receivers that we’ve had have all had durability, have all been able to be on the field. That way they can develop. If they’re spending a lot of time off the field – they can’t develop.”

Newsome called this a “make or break” year for Perriman.

He will face stiff competition for a job after Baltimore brought in veterans Michael Crabtree, John “Smokey” Brown and Willie Snead IV.

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Lamar Jackson’s first contact with the Ravens came at the NFL Scouting Combine and Ravens Quarterbacks Coach James Urban.

Urban came up to Jackson, introduced himself, and told him about how he coached Michael Vick during their time in Philadelphia.

That must have been music to Jackson’s ears.

Jackson grew up modeling his game after the dynamic dual-threat quarterback, starting with, of all things, video games.

“My first Madden game was 2003, but I played with Michael Vick [in] 2004, and he was out of control,”  Custom Red Sox Jersey Jackson said with a chuckle.

“Just watching him on a video game and watching him on TV and seeing what he did, what he brought to the table with his team, winning games for Atlanta, it was like, ‘Man, I want to do some of the things he did on the field.’”

Jackson would take what he saw on TV and in his video games and try to pull off the same moves on his youth football teams. Luckily, Jackson had the athleticism to do it.

When he got to college, Jackson filled highlight reels just the way Vick did 16 years earlier. In fact, he did it even better.

In Jackson’s final two seasons (2016-2017), he threw for more than 3,500 yards each year and tossed 57 touchdowns to 19 interceptions. He had a 147.7 quarterback rating and 57 percent completion rate. Jackson also ran for 3,172 yards and 39 touchdowns.

In Vick’s two seasons (1999-2000), he threw for a combined 3,299 yards. He tossed 21 touchdowns to 11 interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 149.3 and 56 percent completion rate. Vick ran for 1,299 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Vick saw Louisville blow out No. 2-ranked Florida State in 2016, when Jackson threw one touchdown and ran for four more. Jackson threw for 216 yards and ran for 146, placing himself squarely in contention for the Heisman Trophy, which he later won.

“I could not believe what I had seen. I could not believe the things he was able to do,” Vick told NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah. “It was a spitting image of me.”

Vick was the first-overall pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft. He became the starter in Week 4, but was limited to just eight games.

Vick broke out the following season, earning a Pro Bowl invitation after throwing for 2,936 yards and running for 777 more with 25 touchdowns. He went to two more Pro Bowls with the Falcons in 2004 and 2005 before a two-year suspension for his role in a dog fighting operation.

After his release from prison, Vick signed with the Philadelphia Eagles just before the start of the 2009 season. Personalized Red Sox Jersey  Ravens Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was running the Eagles offense. Urban was Philadelphia’s quarterbacks coach.

The two went to work with Vick to get him back up to speed and improve on his passing ability. It didn’t take long.

In 2010, Vick had the best statistical year of his career, throwing for 3,018 yards with 21 touchdowns while running for 676 yards and nine scores. His quarterback rating of 100.2 was a career-high. He had improved as a pure passer, but still had his playmaking style as a runner.

Asked whether his experience with Vick will play into how he coaches Jackson, Mornhinweg in Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey dicated that he’ll take a similar approach of drilling into the basic fundamentals first.

“This first thing – much like we did with Mike – [is] play the quarterback position,” Mornhinweg said. “Learn how to play the quarterback position like we play the quarterback position here.”

There are those who doubt that Jackson can turn into a top-notch NFL quarterback. During the pre-draft process, one offensive coordinator (who remained nameless) told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero this:

“He’s an awesome athlete. He will not be able to play (quarterback) in this league, mark my words. When he throws, he hopes.”

Jackson responded by saying, “Hope for 69 I think I threw? That’s a lot of hope.”

After being drafted, Jackson said he turns such haters into motivation.

“Whatever [doubt] teams give me, I’m going to prove them wrong, prove the doubters wrong,” he said. “I’m going to earn the respect from my teammates and my coaches.”

Count Vick among the believers.

“If I was the GM, I would draft him – whether it’s the first round or fourth round,” Vick said before the draft. “You look at all the quarterbacks coming out of the draft, they’re all projects. Nobody is guaranteed to do anything.”

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Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Jersey John Harbaugh: This Could Be Ozzie Newsome’s Best Draft in My 11 Years Here

The Ravens addressed some pressing short-term needs, and also added a potential franchise quarterback in Lamar Jackson.

Whether it was the sentimental nature of Ozzie Newsome’s final draft as general manager, or the excitement over the team’s draft class, the Ravens didn’t hide their emotions Saturday night.

After making 12 draft picks over the course of three days, Baltimore’s decision makers gushed about the 2018 class.

“I really, really feel very good about this class and how it came to be,” Newsome said.

Head Coach John Harbaugh took that statement even further.

“This is my eleventh draft with Ozzie, and Eric, and Joe, and I told Ozzie just as we finished this thing up I feel like this is his best draft since I’ve been here,” Harbaugh said. “Heck, maybe the best ever.”

Matching Newsome’s best draft ever would be a tall order considering he drafted first-ballot Hall of Famers in Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis to start the franchise, but Harbaugh’s sentiment was clear.

The Ravens feel like they re-loaded the roster with difference makers.

The draft board seemed to fall to the Ravens over the course of the weekend. Newsome made six trades – five of them were to trade back – as he accumulated picks to get additional players they coveted.

By the time the weekend was over, Newsome had added a pair of tight ends and wide receivers, offensive line depth, defensive backs from major programs and a potential franchise-changing quarterback.

“We addressed a lot of areas on the football team,” Newsome said. “There is no doubt in my mind, we are a better football team and this will give us an opportunity to get to not only where we want to go to, but all of our fans and everybody that wears that purple. That’s getting into the playoffs and hopefully getting to another Super Bowl.”

The addition of Jackson is a significant move in the team’s history. Joe Flacco has been the team’s starting quarterback for the last decade, and the Super Bowl MVP will remain the starter in 2018.

But Jackson is a dynamic talent who won the Heisman Trophy in 2016, and he is in line to be the long-term answer at the position. If he’s able to carry into the NFL what he did in college, then getting him at pick No. 32 would be another impressive item to add to Newsome’s Hall of Fame resume.

Adding tight end Hayden Hurst in the first round is a move that is expected to make an immediate impact. He was viewed as the top tight end in this year’s class, and the Ravens doubled up at the position by adding Oklahoma’s Mark Andrews in the third round.

Other draft picks like offensive tackle Orlando Brown, linebacker Kenny Young and wide receivers Jaleel Scott and Jordan Lasley will all compete for significant roles, and the injection of young talent could prove to be a pivotal moment for the franchise.

“The job that was done by Ozzie and by our scouts and by everybody involved, the coaches, it was just awesome to watch,” Harbaugh said. “It’s our job as coaches to make that into a reality on the field so that everybody can see it.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this bunch of guys we’ve got coming in here to help make this football team great. I just think Ozzie and everybody in that building has done a great job.”

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The Ravens went right to work on the phone lines after the draft trying to add more players to the roster.

The end of the draft is not the end of acquiring players.

Baltimore’s front office went right back to work Saturday night trying to lure undrafted free agents to the Ravens.

Here’s a rundown on the reported signings that have already happened (Note: None of these moves have been confirmed by the front office):

WR Andre Levrone, Virginia

The Virginia football team tweeted Saturday that Levrone is set to become a Raven. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Levrone is a big-bodied receiver. He caught 34 passes for 689 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

LB Alvin Jones, UTEP

The Ravens have a long history of finding successful undrafted linebackers – Zach Orr, Bart Scott and Albert McClellan are a few examples – and UTEP’s Alvin jones hopes to follow in their footsteps. He was a tackling machine in college, making 343 tackles over his career. UTEP’s football team tweeted the news.

LB Mason McKenrick, John Carroll

The linebacker from Division III John Carroll is headed to Baltimore, according to the Mentor News-Herald, which shared video of McKenrick getting the phone call from Baltimore. Ravens’ Assistant Head Coach Greg Roman is also a graduate of John Carroll, so he likely has good information about the incoming prospect.

WR Jaelon Acklin, Western Illinois

Acklin is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver who set a school record last year by catching 84 passes for 1,369 yards. His best career game came against South Dakota, where he caught 19 passes for 343 yards. He’ll enter a crowded competition for roster spots at the position.

DT Du’Vonta Lampkin, Oklahoma

Lampkin tweeted that he will join some of his former teammates in Baltimore. He’ll re-unite with offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews, who were both drafted in the third round. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound defensive lineman is a massive man to move, and he fits the mold of a traditional run stuffer.

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The 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman moved all over the offensive line during his career at Portland State, and he established himself as a reliable, versatile player. His agent, Brett Tessler, tweeted that he will join the Ravens. Linebacker Patrick Onwuasor was an undrafted free agent out of Portland State two years ago, but ultimately made the team and earned a starting job.

OL Alex Thompson, Monmouth

After starting all four years in college, Monmouth’s Alex Thompson will reportedly join the Ravens. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman will compete on a crowded offensive line, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Thompson attended Monmouth after starting his college career at the University of West Virginia as a wrestler.

LS Trent Sieg, Colorado State

The Ravens are bringing in another long snapper ahead of next weekend’s rookie minicamp. Colorado State’s football team tweeted that Trent Sieg is headed to Baltimore. The Ravens already have an entrenched veteran long snapper in Morgan Cox, but Sieg will get a chance to learn from one of the league’s best.

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Baltimore’s front office, scouts and staff members gave Ozzie Newsome a standing ovation after his final draft pick as the Ravens general manager.

Ozzie Newsome is about the most even-keeled person you could meet. He entered this year’s draft saying he was putting no extra emphasis or attention on it.

But even Newsome couldn’t hold back the emotions after making his final pick as the general manager of the Baltimore Ravens.

After turning in the final selection in the seventh round and making the call to defensive end Zach Sieler of small-school Ferris State, Newsome received a long and loud standing ovation from everyone in the room, including scouts, coaches and other front-office personnel that packed into the room.

Newsome has been the only general manager the Ravens have ever known – 22 years. He’ll be replaced by his longtime understudy, Eric DeCosta, next year, but will remain in an advisory role with the team.

After Newsome made the final pick, he hugged Head Coach John Harbaugh, President Dick Cass, Owner Steve Bisciotti and DeCosta with a huge smile and glassy eyes.

“Yes, it was emotional. The kid [Sieler] told me he was going to make me proud. That was a good part of it,” Newsome said minutes later at a press conference.

“Even though there’s some finality with that, there’s not finality with what I’m going to continue to do as a Baltimore Raven.”

Bisciotti did a metaphorical passing of the torch, switching Newsome’s seat in the team’s draft room with DeCosta’s. DeCosta, who started as an entry-level scout with Newsome at the franchise’s beginning, has always sat on Newsome’s right with the man in charge at the head of the table.

“I think I’ll probably still sit there,” DeCosta said with a shaky voice b Men’s Nike Houston Texans 4 Deshaun Watson Elite Alternate Red Jersey Sale efore cracking a joke. “Because I can see the board. It’s actually the best seat.”

Newsome has built two Super Bowl-winning rosters. He drafted two Hall of Famers, Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis, with his first two selections and more will likely be added to his resume with Ed Reed and Terrell Suggs. He’s selected 18 Pro Bowlers.

Beyond that, he’s been a mentor, confidant and best friend to many of the Ravens’ front office members. Harbaugh and DeCosta each said so themselves Saturday evening.

“It is emotional. It is, there’s no doubt,” DeCosta said. “Ozzie has taught me a lot about football but more about life. That’s going to continue.

“He’s probably my best friend. We’ll be together for a lot more time. Not much is going to change.”

Harbaugh and Newsome have been together for 11 years and have formed a special relationship between general manager and head coach that not many organizations can claim.

“That was one of the greatest moments that I’ll ever experience in professional life,” Harbaugh said of Newsome’s last pick. “The good news is it’s not really the end, it’s kind of the beginning.

“He makes you your best self. You can have a good day and he makes you be better. You can have a bad day and he still brings out the best in you. He’s a mentor, he’s a friend, he’s a confidant. It’s been an amazing 11 year Deshaun Watson Women’s Jersey s and I’m looking forward the next however many years we both walk on this Earth.”

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Ozzie Newsome’s final draft pick was a defensive lineman from small-school Ferris State.

Ozzi Deshaun Watson Women’s Jersey e Newsome has made the final selection of his 22-year history of running Baltimore’s draft.

He selected defensive lineman Zach Sieler from Ferris State in the seventh round with pick No. 238.

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound defensive lineman is a small-school prospect who caught Baltimore’s attention during the pre-draft process. Baltimore’s scouts first discovered him and the coaching staff was impressed when they did further evaluations.

The Ravens even sent evaluators to his pro day is Farris Rapids, Michigan.

“He tested extremely well,” Directo Men’s Nike Houston Texans 4 Deshaun Watson Elite Team Color Navy Blue Jersey Sale r of College Scouting Joe Hortiz said.

Sieler actually declared for the NFL Draft as a junior, which is rare for a small-school prospect. He has a unique combination of size and strength, and he will provide depth behind defensive end Brent Urban.

Hortiz described him as a “prototype five technique.”

“He plays hard,” Hortiz said. “He drew a lot of attention at Ferris State. There were a lot of games where he would be triple-teamed and double-teamed. “We’re excited to get him.”

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The draft begins at 8 p.m. Thursday night, and fans can follow the action online, on television and with exciting in-person events.

The NFL Draft will get underway from Dallas Thursday evening.

This will be Ozzie Newsome’s final draft as Baltimore’s general manager, and the Ravens are focused on delivering a hit for his final performance.

Here’s the full rundown of draft events taking place over the next three days, and how you can stay on top of all the action.

Schedule

Round 1: Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m.

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.

Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 27, 12 p.m.

Note: Rules allow 10 minutes between picks in Round 1, seven minutes in Round 2, five minutes in Rounds 3-6, and four minutes in Round 7.

Ravens’ Draft Order

Round 1 (No. 16)

Round 2 (No. 52)
Pick will be announced in Dallas by former Ravens tight end Todd Heap

Round 3 (No. 83)
Pick will be announced in Dallas by former Ravens offensive lineman Edwin Mulatallo

Round 4 (No. 118)
Pick will be announced at Draft Fest in Baltimore by UMBC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ryan Odom from the deck of the USS Constellation

Round 5 (No. 154)

Round 6 (No. 190)

Round 6 (No. 215)

Round 7 (No. 238)

How to Watch

All seven rounds of the draft will be  Men’s Nike Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey televised on NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2. FOX will air the first round Thursday evening, and ABC will also air Saturday’s coverage.

How to Stay Updated Digitally

We will provide coverage and analysis of every pick on the Ravens’ mobile app, BaltimoreRavens.com and the team’s official social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat).

We will have coverage teams in Baltimore and Dallas, and we will live-stream the press conferences from the Under Armour Performance Center.

Where to Watch

The Ravens are hosting a Flock Party – Draft Edition Thursday night at Hightopps Backstage Grille in Timonium.  The party will start at 6 p.m. and include appearances by former players Jacoby Jones and Le’Ron McClain. 98 Rock will also broadcast from Hightopps throughout the first round.

On Saturday, the Ravens will host a Draft Fest at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is designed for the entire family, and includes an obstacle course, life-sized tailgate games, face painting and much more. Joe Flacco, C.J. Mosley, Marlon Humphrey, Ronnie Stanley, Alex Lewis, Brent Urban, Carl Davis and Matthew Judon are among the key players scheduled to attend.

For Ravens fans in the Dallas area, the team will also hold a party Thursday night at the Mucky Duck in Addison, TX. Former Raven Justin Forsett will be in attendance, and the party starts at 4 p.m. local time.

All three events are free to attend.

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Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing take a shot at predicting all seven rounds of the Ravens’ 2018 draft.

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Round 1 (16) – TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

Tight end is the Ravens’ biggest glaring need and Hurst is the best of the bunch. But the Ravens won’t stretch for need, I don’t think he would be the pick at No. 16, as it’s very possible that Baltimore trades back and grabs the class’s top tight end closer to the end of the first round or early second. Hurst is a former minor league baseball pitcher (drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates) who has the athleticism and grit Baltimore is looking for at the position. He will make many contested catches over the middle while still contributing as a willing blocker.

Round 2 (52) – OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
The Ravens are a team that trusts the tape. Brown’s horrendous NFL Scouting Combine performance sent him tumbling down mock drafts, where he was once a popular first-round selection for Baltimore. But the Ravens see a massive 6-foot-9 human being who is tough for any defender to get around. Brown has the passion, and with time in the weight room and coaching could be special.

Round 3 (83) – WR DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State
Hamilton screams Raven. He is a hard-working, high character player who became a stronger person after hardships in his childhood. He was a four-year starter who left as Penn State’s all-time receptions leader. Hamilton shined at the Senior Bowl with his precise route-running and soft hands.

Round 4 (118) – C Mason Cole, Michigan
Baltimore needs interior line help with Ryan Jensen departing in free agency. Cole comes from Michigan, so Head Coach John Harbaugh certainly has some good intelligence on him from his brother, Jim, the head football coach for the Wolverines. Cole is big (6-foot-4, 307 pounds) and versatile. He started his college career at left tackle before moving inside to center. His NFL comparison? Jensen.

Round 5 (154) – ILB Skai Moore, South Carolina
Moore doesn’t have prototypical size for an inside linebacker, but the Ravens have ignored that criticism before (see Ray Lewis). What he does possess is fantastic instincts, which led to a whopping 14 interceptions during his four seasons. He was a four-year leader in tackles for the Gamecocks and could fit in nicely next to C.J. Mosley and on special teams.

Round 6 (190) – WR Daurice Fountain, Northern Iowa
Fountain had a monster senior campaign with 66 receptions for 943 yards and 12 touchdowns. That was good enough to get him an invite to the Eas Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey t-West Shrine Game, where he earned MVP honors. A state champion hurdler and long jumper, he has the size and athleticism to become a late-round steal.

Round 6 (215) – QB Kurt Benkert, Virginia
The Ravens could still use a developmental quarterback to challenge as the backup. Benkert has A-plus arm strength and showed at the Senior Bowl that he can make plays on the move. His decision making was spotty in college, but he’s a player that can be groomed.

Round 7 (238) – CB Amari Coleman, Central Michigan

Baltimore can never have too many cornerbacks. Coleman is a 5-foot-11 gifted athlete who played outside and was one of the top cornerbacks in the MAC. He has a knack for making plays, evidenced by his eight career interceptions and three touchdowns. He can also return kicks and punts.

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Round (No. 16) –  WR D.J. Moore, Maryland

Even after adding three receivers in free agency, the Ravens are still in the market for a young pass catcher who can develop into a long-term solution at the position. Moore has the tools to be that playmaker. He caught a school-record 80 passes last year playing down the road in College Park, even though Maryland cycled through four quarterbacks during the season. Moore is an athletic pass catcher who doesn’t shy away from contact when he gets the ball in his hands, and he may be the draft’s best receiver.

Round 2 (No. 52) – TE Mike Gesicki, Penn State

The most glaring need still on the roster may be a receiving tight end, and Gesicki would fill that void. He’s an impressive athlete who lit up the NFL Scouting Combine. His speed makes him a matchup problem for many linebackers, and he has a good feel for the end zone. Gesicki caught 14 touchdowns over the last two seasons, and he would give the Ravens a valuable red-zone threat.

Round 3 (No. 83) – OT Geron Christian, Louisville

At 6-foot-6, 318 pounds, Christian has plenty of size to play at the NFL level. He played both right tackle and left tackle in college, and could potentially step into a starting lineup his rookie season. The former prep basketball star moved well, but he could also benefit from some time in the weight room. A big question is whether Christian slides to this point of the draft, as teams don’t seem to have any consensus on the top tackles in this year’s class.

Round 4 (No. 118) – LB Shaqem Griffin, UCF

Griffin stole the show at the Combine this year. He received a late invitation, but then caught everyone’s attention by running the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and putting up 20 reps in the bench press. The performance on the bench was so impressive because Griffin is missing his left hand. Despite the disability, Griffin shined at UCF and his story of overcoming adversity will be one of the best of draft weekend.

Round 5 (No. 154) – C Mason Cole, Michigan

The Ravens are in the market for a center after Ryan Jensen departed in free agency. Cole fits the bill as a versatile lineman who started all four years at Michigan. The Ravens will certainly have good intel on Cole from Jim Harbaugh, and would enter one of the most interesting position battles of the summer

Round 6 (No. 190) – QB Riley Ferguson, Memphis

The Ravens would like to find a young backup for Joe Flacco, and Ferguson could fit the bill. He was a highly recruited player out of high school who initially went to Tennessee. The stint in Knoxville didn’t work out, so Ferguson ultimately transferred to Memphis where he threw for 3,600 yards and 36 touchdowns last year.

Round 6 (No. 215) – DT Poona Ford, Texas

Ford is a big body who is tough to move. At 6-foot-0, 305 pounds, Ford is built in a similar mold to Baltimore’s Michael Pierce. He was a quality player at a major college football program, and he would provide additional depth in the middle of the defense.

Round 7 (No. 238) – WR Quadree Henderson, Pitt

The Ravens need a returner after Michael Campanaro joined the Tennessee Titans, and Henderson was an All-American return man in college. He’s from just up Interstate-95 in Wilmington, Delaware, and he set the Pitt school record with seven return touchdowns. He’s a project on offense, but the Ravens value special teams in the late rounds.

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