OWINGS MILLS — When the NFL draft ended, the Baltimore Ravens had just four cornerbacks on their roster.
The Ravens typically keep five or six. What that means: The undrafted free agent cornerbacks Baltimore signed have a good opportunity.
The Ravens signed four undrafted free agent cornerbacks — Sammy Seamster from Middle Tennessee State, Avery Patterson from Oregon, Deji Olatoye from North Carolina A&T and Tramain Jacobs from Texas A&M.
All four competed in Baltimore’s rookie minicamp last week and will each try to make their case for a roster spot during the next three months.
“It’s interesting,” coach John Harbaugh said. “When you have a need at a position, and you don’t draft a guy, the interest from the undrafted free agents is pretty high. The same could be said for the offensive line. Both those positions are really well stocked with the rookie free agents.”
Seamster only started 10 games during his career at Middle Tennessee State, but he has good size (6-foot, 200 pounds) and ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at his pro day, an above-average time.
Patterson is smaller (5-8, 191) and played free safety his last two years at Oregon, but he was a productive player on one of the best teams in college football. He had three interceptions as a junior in 2012 and then 80 tackles and three interceptions last season.