5 draft prospects the Ravens have met with at the NFL Combine

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2. The Ravens have met with: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

Another top offensive line prospect the Ravens have met with is Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum. In Linderbaum’s case, it’s much easier to imagine a scenario where he ends up in purple and black.

Linderbaum is unanimously viewed as the best center in this year’s draft and one of the best center prospects the NFL has seen in years. He’s a superb athlete who should be able to compete at a high level early in his professional career.

With Bradley Bozeman’s future in Baltimore uncertain, Linderbaum makes sense as a prospect the Ravens want to get to know very well.

If Bozeman walks, Linderbaum figures to be near the top of the Ravens’ wish list come late April.

3. The Ravens have met with: Cole Strange, OG, Chattanooga

The Ravens actually met extensively with Chattanooga guard Cole Strange at the Senior Bowl, with The Draft Network’s Justin Melo reporting that Baltimore “spent a lot of time” with the FCS product.

Strange is an experienced blocker with over 40 collegiate starts under his belt, albeit at the FCS level. But he proved at the Senior Bowl that he could handle the step up in competition.

Strange has been described as a “nasty” blocker and has the look and feel of a Ravens lineman. He plays with an aggressive motor and is a bully in the run game.

With an obvious hole at left guard, the Ravens could look to target Strange on Day 3 of the draft. They’ve clearly done their homework on him.