Oct 5, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Ball State Cardinals running back Jahwan Edwards (32) runs with the ball as Virginia Cavaliers defensive tackle David Dean (55) and Cavaliers defensive tackle Brent Urban (99) defend in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Will Brent Urban and Kapron Lewis-Moore make an impact in 2015?
The Ravens have two unknown commodities at defensive end in recent draft choices Brent Urban and Kapron Lewis-Moore. Lewis-Moore is coming off of a torn Achilles tendon suffered in last year’s training camp, while Urban tore his ACL, also in training camp. Both are 100% headed into OTAs and ready to prove themselves.
Lewis-Moore had a great rookie camp and training camp last offseason before the injury occurred, an extremely frustrating injury considering he also tore his ACL at Notre Dame in 2013. Likewise, Urban’s ACL injury is the second of his career, though each was on a different knee. And like Lewis-Moore, Urban flashed in camp last offseason prior to the injury.
With little depth chart climbing to do thanks to the Ravens largely ignoring the defensive end position this offseason, both youngsters have a golden opportunity to earn snaps. Only an aging Chris Canty and unproven commodities stand in their way.
The Ravens have made it clear that they are counting on their young ends to make an impact in 2015, and John Harbaugh’s recent comments seem to indicate that he is confident they will.
"“It’s really important that Brent Urban and Kapron Lewis-Moore come on,” Harbaugh noted. “Brent looks like he’s 100 percent. Kap looks like he’s really close to 100 percent. I think those guys will be full-go in the OTAs.” “The young D-linemen obviously are going to be huge for us. We’ve gotten younger there really quickly. There’s going to be some major competition on the defensive line.”"
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