Baltimore Ravens Tryout Treasures: Possible Hidden Gems who could be drafted or signed as free agents
Tryout Treasures – 2019 Draft Prospects Possible Team Fits by Matt Anzio
Baltimore Ravens Edition
LB : Brenton Allen
Height : 6’0 Weight : 230 lbs
Allen fits not only the Ravens style of player he fits the type of culture we have grown to expect from over the years from an Ozzie Newsome run organization. Guys like Ray Lewis, Ed Reed T Suggs to name a few that bring a certain energy & leadership quality that have made them known as a defensive machine over the years. Allen played in several of the All-Star games & impressed scouts in attendance. His combine numbers have been good with 23 Reps, 38.5 “Vert, 4.79 Forty, 4.28 Short Shuttle & a 7.62 L Cone drill. Shows quickness power agility intelligence work ethic & high character.
WR Reggie White Jr
Height : 6’3 Weight : 210 lbs
Put several wideout options on here because they need to seriously bolster the unit. An AP All American blazer that runs crisp clean route & has hands like they are covered in tree sap. Dynamic speed on YAC can turn on the jets take it to the house any given play. Nice size speed combo exactly what the Ravens need. Had 1, 1,133 yds & 11 TD’s this past season . Breaking the 100 yd mark in 4 games with an insane 220 yd 4 TD win against Gardner Webb.
Ulysees Gilbert lll
If I was building a LB on Madden might look something like Gilbert.
Strong muscles from head to toe can move had an impressive Shrine week then followed up with a strong pro day. A 2nd team All-Mac Sam LB that had 85 tackles, 7.5 TF, 2 FR IPBU & 2 TD’s this past season for the Zips. 34 or 43 no matter the front think can find a spot for a talent like Gilbert late & with a good fit like the Ravens could find a home. He has some exciting plays he is truly always around the ball.
WR Jazz Ferguson
Height : 6’ 5 Weight: 227lbs
Just featured Jazz in my Hidden Gems O Skill Vol 4, check it out.
A late rd steal big long super flexible burner with 4.45 speed that has an insanely high ceiling. He already has interviewed with team scouts at the combine. Jazz had a huge yr with Whether Jazz or Reggie White Jr it is apparent that Baltimore tends to bring in a big explosive wideout or 2.
DE Maxx Crosby
Height : 6’ 5 Weight : 255 lbs
Combine definitely showed off the big athletic beast that Crosby is.
With a 4.66 Forty, 36” Vert, Shuttle: 4.19 122” BJ, 6.89 L cone 11.35 – 60 yd Shuttle.
57 tackle, 16.5 TFL & 11 sacks on the year with 4 FF. A First Team All-Conference player voted on by coaches. Good frame to add 20 pounds of pure muscle has long arms good numbers for big hands all the tools needed. Raw talent but I think like Judon his upside is high & could do well in the right situation.
WR Byron Barney
Height : 5’11 Weight “ 192 lbs
Already had a Tryout at the local day.
Hopefully, they like him enough to bring him back for an another go around come rookie minicamp. Pro Day Forty 4.55, Short Shuttle 4.18, 17 Reps, 6.90 L Cone good numbers for a physical inside type of wideout. Which I believe he improved his inside game even more as an SR.
RB Nicholas Edmond
School : Morrisville State College
Height 5’ 11 Weight : 245 lbs
Ravens always have tough between the tackles backs but usually, have some good athletic trainers as well. Edmunds is a quick-footed RB that can pound the rock & wear down a D. A 2 time Empire 8 All-Conference 2 time O POTY & an All ECAC Team Honoree. Had a ridiculous 3 game stretch with over 100 yds a rush TD & a pass TD. Actually never heard of tat from a big back HB/FB prospect but Edmond is a special big back. In the rugged AFC North need durable strong backs that can handle all elements & a great deal of savage hitting. See him fitting into this Div if not here any of the other 3 teams are possible landing spots.
DB Jermaine Ponder
Height : 6’ 1 Weight : 205 lbs
Featured in my Hidden Gems Secondary series after an eye-popping Pro Day that included a 4.47 Forty, a 40 inch Vert & an 11’ 1 Broad. Rated one of the top performers at the FCS combine for good reason. Think he is a good fit on almost any D but has a feeling the Steelers will be interested too, so it should be interesting to see where he winds up. Finished 5th in the entire nation with 15 PBU in 2018. Not much not to like about Ponder has slowly become one of my favorite sleeper DB’s. His ability to cover ground ride guys might make it hard for wiped out to breath. Baltimore likes there secondary aggressive & tough.
DT Dante Hibbert
Height : 6’ 1 Weight: 334 lbs
Two Gap Run Stuff Push that can fit a a revamped Ravens DL.
A defensive captain at ACU & has shown leadership qualities from day one for his squad.
Strong as a Bull with 26 Reps at 225, his 1.71 10 yd split is extremely telling for a 330-pound man. He is far from your run of the mill man of his size he has unbelievably quick feet with movement skills as well. All Honorable Mention Southland Conference had an impressive 10 TFL & 4. Sacks as a Senior. Humble respectful man thinks he makes sense for a team to at least give a shot. He is hungry for an opportunity & working hard towards his future.
OT – Noah Beh
Height: 6’ 6 Weight 298 lbs
Beh is a Tall long OT with surprisingly good feet movement skills.
Started to turn heads at the FCS bowl & Tropical bowl. Then he just got done with a stellar Proday. The Ravens need to bolster that OL to be able to get a true OT late or after the draft is a testament to the depth this year. He has everything they look for just needs to be coached up & Baltimore does a good job in that debt with OL coach Joe D’Alessandris a 40-year coaching vet.