Bunkley visits Ravens

OWINGS MILLS -- Florida State defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley visited the Baltimore Ravens' training complex. The sculpted 6-foot-2, 306-pounder boosted his stock significantly at the scouting combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.94 seconds and hoisting 225 pounds for 44 repetitions.

"Broderick had a good visit with the Ravens and he would fit in perfectly with their defense with Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis," said Gary Wichard, Bunkley's agent. "There's going to be a few teams bumping heads in the draft on Broderick."
Bunkley might not make it to the Ravens' 13th overall pick of the first round as the Cleveland Browns haven't been shy about their interest in plugging him in as a 3-4 defensive end.

Bunkley would likely operate as a one-gap defensive tackle in the Ravens' scheme. He led the Seminoles last season with nine sacks and 25 tackles for losses.

"Broderick is moving up fast," Wichard said. "Why do you think Ernie Sims made so many tackles?"

Sims is an undersized FSU linebacker (5-11, 235 pounds) who has 4.50 speed and has impressed the Ravens' defensive staff and scouts with his instincts and athleticism. Sims is a three-down linebacker because of his ability in pass coverage and is expected to be drafted in the first round.

He has drawn comparison to Denver Broncos linebacker Ian Gold and New York Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

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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