Tackle's stock is skyrocketing

OWINGS MILLS -- A highly-rated lineman that's certain to go in the first round might not be within the Baltimore Ravens' reach in the first round. Here's an update on this fast-rising draft prospect:

Central Michigan offensive tackle Joe Staley could climb into the top half of the first round following his impressive recent workouts.
The 6-foot-6, 302-pounder clocked a 4.79 and a 4.81 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams. "He's a good fit for a lot of people," said Staley's agent, Rick Smith. "A lot of people are talking about Joe Staley. The momentum keeps building. "I wouldn't be surprised if he jumps Levi Brown as we get closer to the draft." Staley doesn't have a visit set up with the Ravens, and Smith doubts he would get to Baltimore's 29th overall pick of the first round.
"They're mostly looking for interior players," Smith said. "I don't think he would still be there for Baltimore to pick at that spot."
The Ravens brought in University of Tennessee tackle/guard Arron Sears and University of Texas tackle/guard Justin Blalock in for visits this week.
Staley currently has visits scheduled with the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland.

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