Matt Ryan, former standout QB for Boston College and potential offensive breath of life for the Baltimore Ravens worked out yesterday afternoon for pro scouts. The report? Not too shabby.
Ryan had no problems on accuracy, mobility in the pocket and throws out of the three, five and seven step drops. The only problem? It was the same kind of workout that Kyle Boller put down before Draft Day 2003.
Most scouts and pundits have Ryan shooting his way up the draft chart and out of the Ravens’ grasp. It might be just as well, because if there has ever been a franchise snake-bitten on quarterbacks of the free agent and rookie persuasion, it’s the Baltimore Ravens. Never has the team started an elite quarterback, even the ones they brought in for their being elite with other teams.
I’m not reversing my field on the Ravens need to draft a defensive lineman, but I am saying if he tumbles down to number eight on draft day, a look at Ryan may be worth 10 extra seconds on the clock.