Baltimore Ravens draft summary - Day 2

A quick look at the Baltimore Ravens' four draft picks on Sunday in the 2005 NFL Draft.


Drafted: Fourth round, 124th overall

Position: Center

School: North Carolina

Size: 6-foot-2, 318 pounds

Speed: 5.45

Hometown: Henderson, North Carolina

Statistics: Graded out at 83.8 percent for his career with 18 touchdown-resulting blocks as a two-year starter. All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection was a finalist for the Rimington Award given to the nation's top center with a school-record 142 knockdown blocks.

Upside: Outstanding strength and leverage, squats 775 pounds and power cleans 419 pounds.

Downside: Limited athleticism and movement as far as tracking down linebackers and blitzers confines him to the line of scrimmage.

Where he fits in: Adds depth to interior line, possible future replacement for starter Mike Flynn.

Personal: His brother was killed two years ago during military operations in Iraq.


Drafted: Fifth round, 158th overall

Position: Fullback

School: Montana

Size: 5-foot-11, 251 pounds

Speed: 4.81

Hometown: San Diego

Statistics: Rushed for 1,146 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2003.

Upside: Prolific rushing fullback grades out highly for toughness and size, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper's top-rated fullback.

Downside: Lack of top speed prevents him from providing a change-of-pace as a tailback.

Where he fits in: Could push backup fullback Ovie Mughelli off the roster.

Personal: Sociology major transferred from junior college after initially redshirting at San Diego State.


Drafted: Sixth round, 213th overall

Position: Quarterback

School: Oregon State

Size: 6-foot-6, 245 pounds

Speed: 5.0

Hometown: Scappoose, Oregon

Statistics: Three-year starter passed for 11,249 yards, 79 touchdowns and 57 interceptions and was a second-team All-Pac 10 Conference selection.

Upside: Compact delivery, outstanding size and above-average arm strength.

Downside: Poor mechanics, accuracy, lack of quickness and tendency to throw a lot of interceptions are major concerns.

Where he fits in: Immediately designated to be Ravens' third-stringer, the clipboard quarterback who runs the scout team offense.

Personal: Averaged 26.8 points in basketball as a high school senior when he was named Super Prep's top football player in Oregon.


Drafted: Seventh round, 234th overall

Position: Linebacker

School: Texas Tech

Size: 6-foot-1, 240 pounds

Speed: NA

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Statistics: Registered 314 career tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions. Named All-Big 12 Conference as a senior.

Upside: Hard-nosed tackler who consistently demonstrated a nose for the football.
Downside: Undersized linebacker might have trouble adjusting to speed of pro level.

Where he fits in: Potential special-teams ace.

Personal: Communications major had a 28-tackle game as a prep senior.

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

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