Ravens' offensive line at a glance

Aaron Wilson reviews each of the lineman currently on the roster, including all the new rookies.


61 Casey Rabach

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 301 Age: 26

Year: 4

College: Wisconsin

Acquired: Third round, 2001

Resume: Started twice last season, playing in 14 games. Has seven career starts in 25 games played.

Outlook: Top backup at center and guard lacks bulk of his fellow blockers, but has above-average agility and technique. Poised to compete with Bennie Anderson for starting job at right guard.

62 Mike Flynn

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 305 Age: 30

Year: 7

College: Maine

Acquired: Free agent, 1997

Resume: Started every game last season at center and was rewarded with a five-year contract worth $11.25 million that includes a $4 million signing bonus. Has started 63 games in 78 games played. His first full season as a starter as a right guard was in 2000 when the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

Outlook: Four-year starter is the smallest blocker on the line, but draws high marks for intelligence, technique and ability to reach second level.

64 Edwin Mulitalo

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 345 Age: 29

Year: 6

College: Arizona

Acquired: Fourth round, 1999

Resume: A starter since his rookie season, Mulitalo started 15 games last season as the Ravens led the league with 167.1 rushing yards per contest. Named a Pro Bowl alternate. Outlook: Mammoth left guard has improved his footwork each season as part of a formidable tandem alongside All-Pro left tackle Jonathan Ogden.

65 Monreko Crittenden

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 358 Age: 24

Year: Rookie

College: Auburn

Acquired: Free agent, 2004

Resume: Three-year starting guard blocked for 1,000-yard rushers in each of last two seasons. Outlook: Outstanding size, but footwork, conditioning aren't at optimum level.

66 Bennie Anderson

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 345 Age: 27

Year: 4

College: Tennessee State

Acquired: Free agent, 2001

Resume: Three-year starter signed with the Ravens as a rookie after a stint with the defunct XFL's Chicago Enforcers. Anderson started 15 games last season and has 44 starts in 48 games played.

Outlook: A bulky blocker, Anderson is physical at the point of attack, but needs to cut down on penalties and get in better shape.

67 Brendan Darby

Ht: 6-7 Wt: 295 Age: 23

Year: Rookie

College: San Diego State

Acquired: Free agent, 2004

Resume: Signed to a contract after trying out at a rookie minicamp. All-conference left tackle for the Aztecs.

Outlook: Will try to draw coaches' eye to earn practice squad berth.

69 Brian Rimpf

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 319 Age: 23

Year: Rookie

College: East Carolina

Acquired: Seventh round, 2004

Resume: Twice named All-Conference USA, blocking for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers as a four-year starter. Noted for solid showings against future NFL first-round draft picks Julius Peppers and Dwight Freeney.

Outlook: Moving to offensive guard, where he'll attempt to earn a roster spot as a backup.

72 Damion Cook

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 335 Age: 25

Year: 3

College: Bethune-Cookman

Acquired: Free agent, 2002

Resume: Former Miami Dolphin and Chicago Bear played in one game last season and has the capability to play guard or tackle. Has taken some repetitions at center in practice. Started at left tackle for NFL Europe's Barcelona Dragons in 2001.

Outlook: Coaching staff likes his versatility, views him as a prospect whose best years are still ahead of him.

73 Eric Dumas

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 316 Age: 23

Year: Rookie

College: Maryland

Acquired: Free agent, 2004

Resume: Two-year starter for Terrapins, which averaged 31.2 points per contest last season, as a right tackle who protected Scott McBrien's blind side.

Outlook: Chose the Ravens over the Washington Redskins and New York Giants. Facing long odds in a group noted for its continuity.

75 Jonathan Ogden

Ht: 6-9 Wt: 340 Age: 30

Year: 9

College: UCLA

Acquired: First round, 1996

Resume: Cornerstone of franchise as its first player chosen during inaugural season, Ogden has been named to seven consecutive Pro Bowls. Helped Jamal Lewis come within 40 yards of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season NFL rushing record of 2,105 yards. Started every game last season and has 124 starts in nine seasons.

Outlook: Regarded as the best offensive lineman in football, Ogden is a virtual lock for the Hall of Fame. One of the largest players in league history, this laidback giant neutralizes defenders with his size, wingspan and uncommon agility.

76 Lenny Vandermade

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 291 Age: 23

Year: Rookie

College: USC

Acquired: Free agent, 2004

Resume: Four-year starter for Trojans chosen as co-national champions' Co-Lifter of the Year. Named to The Sporting News' freshman All-American team.

Outlook: Will need to show versatility, snapping skills along interior line to stick around.

77 Ethan Brooks

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 330 Age: 32

Year: 6

College: Williams

Acquired: Free agent, 2002

Resume: Started three games and played in 15 last season, Brooks started 13 games at right tackle two seasons ago. Has prior stints with the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos after being drafted as a defensive lineman by the Atlanta Falcons. Has gained 20 pounds of muscle since last season.

Outlook: Projected as the primary backup at both tackle positions.

78 Orlando Brown

Ht: 6-7 Wt: 360 Age: 33

Year: 9

College: South Carolina State

Acquired: Free agent, 2003

Resume: Massive blocker is in his second stint with the team after hiatus caused by eye injury while playing for the Cleveland Browns that nearly ended his career. Brown returned last season and started 13 games at right tackle. Was signed to a new contract after the season.

Outlook: Known for his intimidating brand of blocking, Brown shed the rust last season. Now, he has to cut down on false starts, personal fouls.

79 Tony Pashos

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 337 Age: 23

Year: 2

College: Illinois

Acquired: Fifth round, 2003

Resume: Pashos spent the summer starting for the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europe. Was placed on injured reserve last year with a broken hand. Outlook: Outstanding size, but has difficulty tracking speedy defenders.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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