Ravens: charting the offensive tackles

Here's a look at the Baltimore Ravens' top options at offensive tackle during the first day of this weekend's NFL Draft.

The Ravens draft 22nd overall in the first round, 53rd overall in the second round and 84th overall in the third round.

1. Alex Barron 6-7, 322 Florida State 4.90

Comment: Athletic left tackle prospect rated among the top 15 selections, Barron has a wingspan of 7 feet, 6 inches with his arms measuring a combine-best 37 ¾ inches.

2. Khalif Barnes 6-5, 302 Washington 4.91

Comment: Nasty disposition goes along with his defensive line background, converted by former Huskies coach and new Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel after freshman year and didn't allow a sack as a senior.

3. Jammal Brown 6-5, 315 Oklahoma 5.08

Comment: Former Sooners defensive tackle didn't allow a sack or a quarterback pressure last year and won the Outland Trophy as nation's top lineman with 130 knockdowns. Blockish build ideally suited for right tackle.

4. Adam Terry 6-8, 328 Syracuse 5.30

Comment: Natural blocker excelled in the Big East Conference and is particularly adept in pass protection, but needs to gain more bulk and strength for running plays.

5. Marcus Johnson 6-6, 321 Mississippi 5.39

Comment: Versatile athlete with sound footwork whom many analysts are projecting as a top offensive guard or as a viable combo draft pick.

As well as a being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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