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Terrance West Was Nearly a Raven

Street Talk Terrance West Was Nearly a Raven

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The Baltimore Ravens ended up getting Lorenzo Taliaferro, a big, power running back that fits what the Ravens were looking to add at the position.

But Baltimore almost had local star Terrance West.

The Baltimore native and former Towson running back told reporters in Cleveland Saturday that the Ravens were planning to select him with their second third-round pick, the 99th pick overall.

“They texted my agent and told him they were going to take me,” West said.

However, the Cleveland Browns traded up, acquired the 94th overall pick from the San Francisco 49ers and took West five picks before Baltimore was apparently ready to select him.

The Ravens ended up choosing tight end Crockett Gillmore and then drafted Taliaferro a round later.

“We like Terrance,” Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome said last week. “He was a guy that we had as a draftable player, and we’ll just be playing against him twice a year now.”

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Matt Zenitz

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Matt covers the Ravens for the Carroll County Times and Annapolis Capital. He is also a Ravens correspondent for the Associated Press. More from Matt Zenitz


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