Three Young Ravens Draw Praise During OTA’s

Street Talk Three Young Ravens Draw Praise During OTA’s

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Earlier this month, I did a story on some Ravens players generating buzz through the early part of the offseason.

First-round pick C.J. Mosley was on that list. So were other young players like safety Matt Elam, center Ryan Jensen and undrafted wide receiver Jeremy Butler.

The Ravens have also since talked about the significant progress 2013 second-round inside linebacker Arthur Brown has apparently made since last year.

But I talked to Baltimore director of pro personnel Vince Newsome last week, and here are three more young players doing well from his perspective.


Cornerback Sammy Seamster

Seamster signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent. He only started one year at Middle Tennessee St. and had just one career interception, but he has good size (6-foot, 200 pounds) and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at his Pro Day in March, a good time for a player his size.

Baltimore is working out several veteran cornerbacks at its minicamp this week, but Seamster will be in the mix for a roster spot even if the Ravens sign one or two of those players. As it stands now, Baltimore has just four cornerbacks on its roster that are not undrafted free agents.

“Sammy Seamster, a free agent corner that’s just out there competing,” Newsome said. “When I go out on the field, I know they’re in underwear. I know they’re still learning. So you’re not going to see them at their best because they’re still in that phase of just putting it all together, but Sammy Seamster gives you glimpses of competitiveness and footwork and has length, and he really takes to his craft like a professional.

“Those are things you want, guys handling whatever he’s given and maximizing it, so I like the way he has been playing.”


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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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