Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ravens worked out Appalachian State safety Mark LeGree



OWINGS MILLS -- Appalachian State safety Mark LeGree has conducted a private workout with the Baltimore Ravens.

The All-American selection has visited the San Diego Chargers and the New Orleans Saints.

LeGree intercepted 22 career passes, ranking second in Southern Conference history.

As a senior, he intercepted five passes and broke up eight passes and recorded 49 tackles.

As a junior, he intercepted seven passes and posted 70 tackles.

As a sophomore, the 6-foot, 210-pounder led the nation with 10 interceptions as he registered 58 tackles and seven pass deflections.

LeGree is the first three-time consensus first-team All-American at Appalachian State since three-time Pro Bowl selection Dexter Coakley.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Versatile Randall Cobb works out for Ravens



OWINGS MILLS -- Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb conducted a private workout for the Baltimore Ravens late this week.

Cobb has also visited the New York Jets.

Cobb has confirmed he'll attend the NFL Players Association rookie debut during the NFL draft.

Cobb is a 5-10, 191-pounder who has played wide receiver, running back, returned kicks and can run the Wildcat offense.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

Last season, Cobb caught 84 passes for 1,017 yards and seven touchdowns. He rushed for 424 yards and five touchdowns and combined for 955 yards returning punts and kickoffs.

He caught 13 passes for 116 yards against Tennessee, rushed and caught 226 yards total with two touchdowns against Vanderbilt and had 12 catches for 171 yards against Mississippi State.

He broke the Southeastern Conference record with 2,396 all-purpose yards last season. He threw three touchdwowns in the Wildcat.


Ravens put CB Brandon Harris through the paces



OWINGS MILLS -- University of Miami cornerback Brandon Harris has conducted a private workout for the Baltimore Ravens.

He has visited the Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers and the St. Louis Rams.

He has also worked out for the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Falcons, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles.

Harris is regarded as a late first-round, early second-round draft target.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds at the NFL scouting combine where he bench pressed 225 pounds 13 times and posted a 35 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 9-5 broad jump and a 6.77 three-cone drill.

He struggled in the Hurricanes' bowl game against Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, but otherwise had a strong season.

He was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference as he recorded 44 tackles, 10 pass deflections and one interception.

As a sophomore, he ranked second in the nation and led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 15 pass deflections and was named first-team all-conference. He was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist with 52 tackles, six tackles for losses and two interceptions.

As a freshman, Harris ran track as he competed in the 60 meters, 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay.

He finished with 132 career tackles, nine tackles for losses, four interceptions, five forced fumbles, two sacks and 28 pass deflections.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ravens looking close to home for WR talent



OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- University of Maryland wide receiver LaQuan Williams is visiting the Baltimore Ravens today, according to a league source.

Williams is a local prospect from Baltimore Poly High School.

He was a freshman all-conference selection.

He has played several positions for the Terrapins.

Last season, he blocked two punts and earned special teams captain honors while starting three games at wide receiver.

He also caught a touchdown against Florida International and Wake Forest.
He played in 10 games as a wide receiver as a freshman and finished with 217 receiving yards.

A former defensive back, Williams was also recruited by Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Georgia WR Kris Durham visited the Ravens



OWINGS MILLS -- University of Georgia wide receiver Kris Durham has visited the Baltimore Ravens.

The 6-foot-5, 217-pounder has also visited the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.

The New York Giants have also displayed significant interest in Durham, who's regarded as a rising draft prospect.

Durham ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds at the Bulldogs' campus Pro Day workout.

The 6-foot-5, 217-pounder bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times and posted a 35-inch vertical leap and a 10-1 broad jump.

He turned in a 4.09 short shuttle.

Durham caught 32 passes for 659 yards and three touchdowns last season for the Bulldogs, playing opposite star wide receiver A.J. Green.

He caught four passes for 112 yards and a touchdown against Vanderbilt, five passes for 101 yards against Arkansas and three receptions for 90 yards against Georgia Tech, including a career-long 66-yard catch.

Durham missed the 2009 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Judge Nelson Puts Foot Down


Orders NFL and players to mediation on Thursday


Federal court Judge Susan Richard Nelson has ordered the NFL and the players' representatives to go to mediation in Minneapolis with Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan assigned as the mediator, according to the Associated Press.


Boylan is set to meet with the players Tuesday followed by the NFL the next day. Mediation failed under the supervision of George S. Cohen in Washington D.C., prior to the players' union decertifying, filing a class-action lawsuit in federal court and the NFL locking out the players.


Nelson has been assigned the players' preliminary injunction request to end the lockout and has said she'll issue her decision in a few weeks.


This mediation isn't expected to lead to a new collective bargaining agreement.


And Nelson's pending decision is expected to be appealed to the Eighth Circuit.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ravens met with Denarius Moore


OWINGS MILLS -- Ever since the season ended, Tennessee wide receiver Denarius Moore has boosted his draft stock into third-round to fourth-round consideration.


The latest example was his 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at his campus Pro Day workout after running a 4.43 at the NFL scouting combine to go with a 36-inch vertical leap, a 9-10 broad jump, a 1.55 10-yard split and 13 repetitions in the bench press.


Now, Moore is reaping some of the benefits of his athleticism with some face time with NFL teams. He visited the Miami Dolphins over the past two days and visits the Pittsburgh Steelers later this week.


He has already visited the New York Giants and has conducted a private workout for the Atlanta Falcons.


He also had a meeting with the Baltimore Ravens in Knoxville, Tenn., the night before his Pro Day.


The nearly 6-foot, 194-pounder caught a touchdown pass in the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game. As a senior, he caught 43 passes for nine touchdowns and 981 yards and averaged nearly 21 yards per reception. As a junior, he caught 40 passes for 540 yards and seven touchdowns.