Baltimore Ravens' draft capsules

OWINGS MILLS -- Here's a capsulized look at the Baltimore Ravens' three first-day draft picks:

BEN GRUBBS FILE
Position: Offensive guard
College: Auburn
Hometown: Eclectic, Alabama
Drafted: First round, 29th overall
Size: 6-foot-3, 315 pounds
Speed: 5.16 seconds
Strength: Bench presses 430 pounds
Career: Three-year starter named to All-Southeastern Conference team and made some All-American teams. Converted tight end and defensive lineman only allowed three career sacks and seven pressures. Graded out at 90.79 percent for blocking consistentcy for his career.
Where he fits in: Immediate candidate to start at right guard; will compete with incumbent Keydrick Vincent.
Quotable: "I can pretty much make every block there is," Grubbs said. "I'm ready to be one of the best offensive linemen in the game."

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Position: Wide receiver/return specialist
College: Kansas State
Hometown: Fort Pierce, Fla.
Drafted: Third round, 74th overall
Size: 5-foot-11, 174 pounds
Speed: 4.30 seconds
Career: All-Big 12 Conference honorable-mention selection last season. He caught 28 passes for 418 yards and three touchdowns, returning two punts for touchdowns last year. He averaged 14.7 yards on 22 punt returns. As a sophomore, he caught a career-high 31 passes for 483 yards.
Where he fits in: Will compete with incumbent return specialist B.J. Sams and push for playing time at wide receiver as a deep threat.
Quotable: "He's very explosive," Ravens director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said. "Certain guys are fast and certain guys play fast. When you watch him on film, you see unbelievable speed and acceleration."

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Position: Offensive guard/tackle
College: Iowa
Hometown: Anamosa, Iowa
Drafted: Third round, 86th overall
Size: 6-foot-4, 310 pounds
Speed: 5.1 seconds
Career: Second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection delivered 98 knockdowns, clearing a path for 11 touchdowns. Allowed three sacks and one quarterback pressure. Penalized five times. Started at left and right tackle.
Where he fits in: Adds depth and versatility at guard and tackle, could eventually challenge for playing time at right tackle.
Quotable: "He's a tough guy," Ravens director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said. "We loved his demeanor, which makes a good offensive lineman."

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland.

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