Ravens 5th Round Pick Adds up to John Urschel

John Urschel

The Baltimore Ravens added depth to their offensive line for 2014 with the selection of Penn State center John Urschel with the 175th overall pick.

Urschel, the 6-3, 313 pound former Nittany Lion, brings both brains and brawl to Baltimore.

A four-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree graduated with a 4.0 GPA in mathematics in May of 2012. As if that wasn’t impressive enough he immediately began working on his master’s degree and has completed that process.

“There was definitely a balance there, but honestly, I really enjoyed doing both. Believe me, that’s just what I loved to do, from when I woke up to when I went to sleep,” Urschel stated about dividing his time between football and education at Penn State.

“I’m really excited to be able to focus on football now all day, every day.”

With academics behind him, Urschel is ready to focus on football and being the best Raven he can be and one the team can count on.

“It feels fantastic. Believe me, I’m honored and I’m humbled.” Urschel stated about being a member of the Ravens organization.

While it is unknown at this time what exact position Urschel will play he is versatile so it isn’t out of the question to see him challenge for a starting a spot on the offensive line.

“I’m going to play all three interior positions- both guards and center.” responded Urschel when asked what position best suits him in the NFL.

One thing Ravens fans can count on is Urschel bringing a positive attitude to the field and putting in hardwork on every snap.

“My intelligence certainly helps, but I feel like I really bring a toughness, a real get-after-it attitude and that’s something I really take pride in.”

While this may not have been the selection fans were counting on along the offensive line, Urschel appears ready to be a Raven and ready to compete.

 

Follow me on Twitter @sportguyRSR

 

 

 

This entry was posted in Blog View, Featured by Brian Bower. Bookmark the permalink.

About Brian Bower

Brian Bower
Brian Bower is avid football fan who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Brian has covered the Baltimore Ravens and NFL player positives in the community for the past two years for FootballNewsNow.com. His work has been featured on NFL.com and ESPN blogs. He is also a regular guest...more

One Rave about “Ravens 5th Round Pick Adds up to John Urschel

  1. Mike Z on said:

    The dude is smart. No seriously, rocket scientist smart. If he delivers near his potential on the field…….he WILL be the Center of this team in the future, replacing another rocket scientist…….Matt Birk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

Daniels Off to Fast Start With Ravens

My how quickly things change once the NFL gets a few weeks under its belt. Heading into the 2014 season under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Ravens and many fans knew just how important...read more

Long Snappers Seem Boring…Until You Need One

It may not be the sexiest position on an NFL roster, but the long snapper is certainly one of great importance in an all too often forgotten part of the game. A good long snapper is the kind of pla...read more

PREDICTIONS RECAP: Drew Nails the Point Differential

1. Remember that courtroom scene in A Few Good Men? “You see, sir, there was a blow out…” Ravens do what they always do to NFC teams at home…Flacco throws 3 TD’s, Steve Smith catches 2 of t...read more

SPEED BAG: Trade Winds Blowing?

Arthur Brown is a perfect 7 for 7 this season in healthy scratches. The highly touted linebacker is the only member of the team’s 53-man squad not to dress on game day in 2014. Meanwhile undrafte...read more

RAVENS LINKS: Ravens NFL’s Stingiest Defense?

Ravens are stingiest defense in the NFL ESPN writer, Jamison Hensley discusses the re-emergence of the Ravens' defense and how it may be the best in the NFL despite the yardage total being in the m...read more

View More