Charting the blockers

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens' first selection in the NFL draft comes in the second round at 51st overall. Here's a look at offensive linemen the Ravens could consider at that spot:

Player Position School Measurables Speed

Nat Dorsey OT Georgia Tech 6-6, 325 5.44

Comment: Skilled blocker allowed only four career sacks, needs to upgrade his conditioning and focus.

Max Starks OT Florida 6-7, 350 5.43

Comment: Son of former Bengals first-round pick Ross Browner, Starks needs to keep his weight down with a maximum density of 380 pounds.

Kelly Butler OT Purdue 6-7, 323 5.10

Comment: Junior tackle's agility and size allow him to engage defender quickly, arrested for misdemeanor battery two years ago. 

Jake Rogers OT USC 6-6, 307 5.3

Comment: All-around athlete is adept at pass blocking, but needs to add more bulk to play right tackle and has history of shoulder problems.

Carlos Joseph OT Miami 6-6, 345 5.25

Comment: Converted defender hails from Haiti; older brother, William, was a first-round pick of the Giants. Big man needs more intensity.

Justin Smiley OG Alabama 6-3, 300 4.93

Comment: Top-notch run blocker didn't allow a sack all year and kept opponent off of stat sheet four times last season.

Chris Snee OG Boston College 6-2, 315 5.05

Comment: Thick-necked, premier drive blocker plays with a nasty streak.

Jake Grove C Virginia Tech 6-3, 305 5.12

Comment: Unanimous All-American won the Rimington Trophy as nation's top center, bench presses 490 pounds and can long snap.

Aaron Wilson also writes for the Carroll County Times.


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