Capsules of Ravens' second-day selections
Upside: Willing and able to combat blockers with his blue-collar, run-stuffing style. Downside: May not be capable of racing around tackles to get to quarterback. How he fits in: Could eventually contend for starting role in 3-4 scheme. Ovie Mughelli Drafted: Fourth round, 134th overall Position: Fullback College: Wake Forest Hometown: Charleston, S.C. Measurables: 6-foot-1, 250 pounds Athleticism: 4.75 speed, 500-pound squat Resume: Known for ability as a lead blocker, Mughelli rushed for 322 yards and 12 touchdowns last year. Credited with 12 knockdowns against Oregon in the Seattle Bowl. Upside: Stocky build and balance, aggressiveness. Downside: Lack of flexibility and upper body strength. How he fits in: Likely reserve behind Alan Ricard could be tabbed for special teams. Aubrayo Franklin Drafted: Fifth round, 146th overall Position: Nose guard College: Tennessee Hometown: Johnson City, Tenn. Measurables: 6-foot-1, 307 pounds Athleticism: 5.02 speed, 400-pound bench press Resume: Transfer from Itawamba Community College (Miss.) emerged as a starter last year with 56 tackles, two sacks and 10 quarterback pressures. Upside: Hard to move out of middle and can occupy two blockers with leg drive, bulk. Downside: Limited experience and pass-rush potential. How he fits in: Another competitor for playing time behind starter Kelly Gregg. Anthony Pashos Drafted: Fifth round, 173rd overall Position: Offensive tackle College: Illinois Hometown: Lockport, Ill. Measurables: 6-foot-6, 337 pounds Athleticism: 490-pound bench press Resume: Four-year starter and top student was a two-time All Big Ten Conference choice. Upside: Massive frame, long arms and experience in a demanding league. Downside: May struggle initially against speed rushers. How he fits in: Reserve right tackle candidate could eventually shift to guard. Gerome Sapp Drafted: Sixth round, 182nd overall Position: Safety College: Notre Dame Hometown: Houston, Texas Measurables: 6-foot-1, 216 pounds Athleticism: 4.56 speed Resume: Collected 155 career tackles for Fighting Irish with four interceptions last fall. Upside: Outstanding size and attitude for run support. Downside: Might not operate as well outside of the box in man-to-man coverage. How he fits in: Will have to earn his money on special teams as he joins crowd at safety. Trent Smith Round: Seventh, 223rd overall Position: Tight end College: Oklahoma Hometown: Clifton, Okla. Measurables: 6-foot-5, 245 pounds Athleticism: 4.75 speed Resume: Owner of Sooners' career marks with 154 catches, 1,445 yards and 16 touchdowns was an all-league choice last year. Upside: Excels in red zone and adjusting to the football. Downside: Fumble-prone, undersized and not much of an in-line blocker. How he fits in: Gets in line behind Pro Bowler Todd Heap. Mike Mabry Round: Seventh, 250th overall Position: Center College: Central Florida Hometown: Dayton, Texas Measurables: 6-foot-1, 300 pounds Athleticism: 5.24 speed, 415-pound bench press Resume: Two-year starter for Golden Knights. Last year, offense averaged 436.1 yards per game, only allowing 15 sacks. Upside: Determination, quickness and weight room strength allows him to block more than one defender per play. Downside: Undersized with short arms and struggles with his balance, falling often. How he fits in: Additional depth behind starter Mike Flynn. Antwoine Sanders Round: Seventh, 258th overall Position: Safety College: Utah Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C. Measurables: 6-foot-2, 202 pounds Athleticism: 4.49 speed, 40 ½ inch vertical leap Resume: Two-time all-league selection finished with 143 career tackles, six interceptions and had 11 tackles against Michigan last fall. Upside: Quick and tough with top leaping ability and solid range. Downside: Struggles at times in coverage other than zone schemes. Because he worked for three years after high school will be a 26-year-old rookie. How he fits in: Developmental project for secondary coach Donnie Henderson likely to spend plenty of time covering kicks for special teams coach Gary Zauner.
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