Ravens 2012 UDFA: The Complete List
The Ravens have an outstanding track record of attracting quality undrafted free agents and many have made it through to the team’s 53-man roster. The Ravens 2021 UDFA crop will probably be a bit more limited given the crowded roster which can expand to 90 through most of August.
Here is the confirmed list of UDFA’s that have signed with and been confirmed by the Ravens, along with their scouting reports (courtesy of NFL.com, unless otherwise noted) and video highlights (where available).
Oklahoma OT Adrian Ealy, 6’6”, 321 LBS
Two-year starter at right tackle with quality size and length but a concerning lack of functional bend and change of direction. While Ealy has clearly made strides as a player while at Oklahoma, too often he’s forced into maul mode in order to scramble and engage. He has very average range as a run blocker and a low hit rate when climbing up to the second level. If he can fix his hands and utilize length more consistently in pass protection, he’ll have a shot as his pass slides looked smooth and quick at the Senior Bowl. If he’s unable to get enough bend to anchor more consistently against the bull rush, then he won’t be around for long as an NFL tackle.
Virginia TE Tony Poljan, 6’7”, 251 LBS
Former dual-threat quarterback who flipped to tight end during his time at Central Michigan and continued at that spot as a Virginia graduate transfer. He has some ability as a run blocker thanks to his play strength and above-average length. If he can work with better inside hands, he should continue to improve in that area as a pro. Despite his background as an athletic quarterback, Poljan looks somewhat labored moving in space and is a little stiff when attempting to attack 50-50 balls. His upside as a pass catcher appears limited, but he might have the size and toughness to make it as an in-line blocker with some zone-beater value underneath in the passing game.
TCU S Ar’Darius Washington, 5’8”, 176 LBS
Very undersized college safety with low-end size and high-end play traits. Washington falls well below the desired measurables for a safety, but he plays with outstanding instincts and aggression in everything he does. He has good foot quickness and really reads play development and quarterback intentions with clear eyes. He’s quicker than fast and there is some concern about how he will match up down the field against NFL size. He’s a physical striker when he plays near the line, but can be pushed around by big bodies at times. Several teams will scratch him from their boards based on his size, but a move to nickel cornerback with man or zone talent could help him find NFL snaps regardless of stature.
Stanford OT Foster Sarell, 6’7”, 315 LBS
Came into Stanford as a highly regarded five-star prospect and the top player from the state of Washington in 2017. Fast-forward to 2021, and there might be too many physical limitations for Sarell to overcome as a pro. He’s a segmented mover and lacks the natural fluidity and directional change to handle NFL athletes across from him. He plays with good hand strength. He also displays the ability to snatch defenders and stick to the block if it’s right in front of him. However, he doesn’t get enough push as a drive blocker and is late getting to lateral landmarks. He should get a shot in camp but will have his hands full.
Arkansas DT Xavier Kelly, 6’5”, 311 LBS
Originally starting his career at Clemson, Xavier Kelly played the first three seasons of his career there prior to transferring to Arkansas. In eight games with the Razorbacks, Kelly served as mostly a depth piece while with the team. An underdeveloped 3-technique, he has the size that teams covet. Transitioning from defensive end to interior defender prior to the 2018 season, Kelly is in need of more polish as both a pass rusher and run defender, as he’s a ways away from being a contributor of any kind. Lacking moves in his arsenal and playing a bit out of position at times, Kelly must continue to add more to his repertoire.
Ideal Role: Developmental 3-technique that may spend time in an outside league prior to getting a chance on an NFL practice squad.
Scheme Fit: 3-technique in a four-man defensive front.
Monmouth QB Kenji Bahar, 6’3”, 200 LBS
Scouting Report courtesy of NFLDraftLounge.com
Monmouth quarterback Kenji Bahar might be a name many are not familiar with. Word of advice, get familiar…quick. Now in his third season as the starter for the Hawks, Bahar enjoyed his most productive season as a senior. He threw for 3,684 yards and 30 touchdown passes, leading Monmouth to the second round of the FCS playoffs. At 6’3”, Bahar has a projectable frame that should be able to add a lot more mass early in his NFL career. Right now, he is a very lanky player who could use that added weight to help increase his average arm strength at this time.
He lacks the ability to drive the ball to the intermediate and deep sections of the field. What he lacks in elite arm strength, Bahar makes up for with his ability to throw from various angles. He has a flexible upper body, routinely making some impressive off-platform throws.
Saginaw Valley RB Nate McCrary, 6’0”, 213 LBS
A well-built, small-school running back with good burst and change-of-direction quickness, McCrary needs to prove he can play with the big boys. He has good speed flowing to the perimeter, but his vision is average and he doesn’t run with enough decisiveness, which works against his potential for becoming an outside-zone runner. The physical ability is a plus, but the tape isn’t special considering his level of competition.
Graceland WR Donte Sylencieux, 6’1”, 186 LBS
Profile Courtesy of Draft Diamonds
He was a big time play maker in high school, and has the athletic ability. If you want to see what he looks like on film, check out his HUDL account below. The Boynton Beach native has found his way on an NFL roster. He finished the 2020 season on the 0-5 Graceland football team and had 6 receptions for 77 yards and no touchdowns. Sylencieux was one of 9 undrafted players signed by the team. Sylencieux, who caught 10 touchdown passes from Jackson during their high school careers, spent the last three seasons at Graceland University in the NAIA. Pretty cool to see. Highlight Video