Highly-regarded LB prospect visits Ravens

OWINGS MILLS -- Which blue-chip linebacker visited the Baltimore Ravens' training complex. Subscribers or potential subscribers, please keep reading for further details. If you're not a VIP subscriber, please access our signup page to take advantage of our latest offers.

OWINGS MILLS -- Florida State standout linebacker Lawrence Timmons recently visited One Winning Drive.
Director of college scouting Eric DeCosta talked up Timmons during a recent interview that can be found on our front page article focusing on linebackers.
Here's a scout.com profile of the Seminoles' star linebacker:
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 234 40: 4.64
Position: LB
Birthplace: Florence, SC Class: Junior High School: Wilson HS Florence, SC)
College: Florida State
Pos: OLB Pos Rank: #2 Pos Rating:
Scout.com Player Evaluation:
STRENGTHS
Aggressiveness
Athleticism
Change of Direction
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
Discipline
Instincts
Standing out in his first year as a defensive starter, Timmons offers outstanding size, speed and potential. Would have been an early draft pick if he returned to college for another season, yet will be a future starter once he fully develops his football skills.
Biography:
Moved into the starting unit last season and burst on the scene with career-best tackling numbers of 79/18/5. Played behind former first-round pick Ernie Sims the previous season, also seeing extensive time on special teams.
Positives:
Athletic defender who forces the action anywhere on the field. Easily defeats blocks, is fast to the sidelines and cuts off the corners. Quickly changes direction, displays skill in pursuit and rarely is off his feet. Explosive up the field in run defense and is effective on the blitz. Easily runs downfield with tight ends in coverage. Aggressively puts his shoulders into ball carriers to make the tackle.
Negatives:
Not efficient, and takes improper angles to the action. Hesitant and does not display top instincts.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland.

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