Been wondering who has met with or worked out with the Ravens? Great question. The lastest prospects to visit the Ravens include: Georgia wideout Chris Durham, local product LaQuan Williams from Baltimore Poly, UCLA safety Rahim Moore, Illinois defensive linemen Corey Liuge, Abilene Christian wide receiver Edmond Gates, linebacker Martez Wilson out of Illinois, Small-school Offensive Tackle David Mims of Virginia Union, North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn and wide receiver Greg Little, UCLA outside linebacker Akeem Ayers who draws comparisons to Terrell Suggs, Richmond cornerback Justin Rogers, the other Miami cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, Tennessee wide receiver Denarius Moore, cornerback Curtis Marsh out of Utah State, Former-Hokies running back Ryan Williams, Texas pass-rushing linebacker Sam Acho, Oregon middle linebacker Casey Matthews, defensive lineman Christian Ballard from the Hawkeyes, Colorado defensive-back Jimmy Smith, local wideout Torrey Smith from Maryland, Temple defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson, Arizona DE/LBs Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore, Texas cornerback Curtis Brown, N.C. State linebacker Nate Irving, small-school prospect from Tennessee-Chattanooga cornerback Buster Skrine, Florida State center/guard Rodney Hudson, defensive end Adrian Clayborn from Iowa, Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi, Georgia pass-rusher Justin Houston, Baylor offensive lineman Danny Watkins, and Purdue pass-rushing defensive end Ryan Kerrigan.
If I missed any, I’m sorry. Looks like DeCosta’s and Newsome’s Big Board is stuffed at the seams with talent. Again, watch the Draft this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to see how many of these talented prospects will end up wearing the purple and black on Sundays.
P.S. Here are some draft prospects that are growing on me lately.
-Tyrod Taylor-QB-Virgina Tech. With Troy Smith’s special packages probably still in the playbook, Tyrod could come on and relieve Flacco in case of a blowout or Flacco struugling. Also with Marc Bulger wanting to go a young back-up QB is needed.
-Mark Herzlich-LB-Boston College. Casey Matthew’s big name looks like it won’t drop to where the Ravens want, Herzlich looks like another linebacker we can coach-up and learn from Ray Lewis. Don’t think he’s tough enough? The dude’s a cancer survivor. He’s tougher than probably any other guy in the draft.
-Rodney Husdon-Center/Guard-Florida State. Raven’s vet Matt Birk exclaimed he’d love to take in a apprentice at the center position, which is great because sometimes veterans close to retirement don’t want anything to do with a younger prospect. We may have to trade back up into the 2nd round, but it would be worth the risk for this athletic and well-polished draftee.