According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, the Baltimore Ravens brought in four defensive back draft prospects for official visits on Friday. The four defensive backs were LSU cornerback Ron Brooks, Syracuse safety Philip Thomas, Pitt cornerback Buddy Jackson, and Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson (the fastest player at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 4.33 40-yard dash).
The Ravens are looking to bolster their defensive backfield with some younger talent through the draft. Over the past few years, the Ravens have significantly improved their passing defense to one of the league’s best. The draft was a big part of this as the Ravens 2009 draft selection Lardarius Webb earned a staring position last year and quickly proved to be the team’s best corner. Additionally, rookie Jimmy Smith showed great promise last year despite a nagging ankle injury.
Perhaps one or more of these four men will don the purple and black next year as new members of the Baltimore Ravens.