Drafted: Fourth round, 124th overall
School: North Carolina
Size: 6-foot-2, 318 pounds
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
Size: 5-foot-11, 251 pounds
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
School: Oregon State
Size: 6-foot-6, 245 pounds
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
School: Texas Tech
Size: 6-foot-1, 240 pounds
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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