Ravens continue to add depth in the trenches on Day 3

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The Baltimore Ravens continued to add depth to the trenches in the sixth round of the draft on Saturday, selecting Notre Dame defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore and Colorado State-Pueblo offensive linemen Ryan Jensen.

Coming from the talented Notre Dame defense, Lewis-Moore was a talented defensive tackle who recorded six sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. He figures to fit in as a defensive end along the Baltimore 3-4 front.

Lewis-Moore’s services aren’t expected to be needed anytime soon, though, as he tore his ACL in the BCS National Championship game and also joins a team that already has plenty of talent along the defensive line.

Essentially, the 2013 season could turn out to be a de facto redshirt season, in which Lewis-Moore rarely, if ever, sees the field. He’s a long-term backup who the Ravens likely selected to store away and use in future years.

Jensen, the other sixth-round pick, isn’t as well known as Lewis-Moore, as he hails from a rather unknown school. Not much is known about Jensen, but he did participate at Colorado’s pro day, where Ravens offensive line coaches were on hand.

Clearly, the coaches saw enough from Jensen at the pro day to put in a good word about the 6’3, 317 pound lineman. He played tackle in college, but with his height, or lack thereof, and the fact that the Ravens already selected tackle Ricky Wagner in the fifth round, he figures to move to the interior of the offensive line at the next level.

With no backup center currently on the roster as an insurance policy or competition for second-year player Gino Gradkowski, Jensen could find his niche there. It’s hard to evaluate a player who wasn’t heralded or hardly even mentioned throughout the draft process, so the jury will be out on him until he takes some practice reps for the team.

Through seven picks, it’s clear that the Ravens are stressing the importance of adding depth along the offensive and defensive lines. Depth is always welcomed along those fronts, and the Ravens have been successful in addressing that aspect of the team.

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Kyle's love of pro and college football stems from his passion for the Baltimore Ravens. He has held season tickets in section 542 of M&T Bank Stadium since 2004. He is currently a sophomore Mass Communications student at Towson University....more

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