Charting the cornerbacks

OWINGS MILLS --The Baltimore Ravens don't draft Saturday until the second round with the 51st overall pick. General manager Ozzie Newsome has acknowledged that there could be a run on cornerbacks in the second round.

He said the Ravens might be interested in adding a young cornerback to play opposite Pro Bowl cornerback Chris McAlister with Gary Baxter shifting back to free safety to play next to Pro Bowl strong safety Ed Reed. Here's a look at cornerbacks who could be available in the second round:

Player School Measurables Speed

Shawntae Spencer Pittsburgh 6-1, 177 4.4

Comment: Workout warrior needs to improve his strength, tackling.

Jeremy LeSueur Michigan 6-0, 200 4.51

Comment: Versatile athlete is capable of playing inside or on perimeter a la Gary Baxter.

Ahmad Carroll Arkansas 5-9, 195 4.32

Comment: Championship track background and strength should serve him well in press coverage.

Derrick Strait Oklahoma 5-10, 198 4.52

Ultra-productive winner isn't nearly as fast as other prospects.

Ricardo Colclough 5-11, 193 4.45

Division II standout shined at the Senior Bowl, Ravens have analyzed his progress closely.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.


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