Available linemen

April 13, 1999|By Mike Preston

Offensive and defensive linemen who may be drafted by the Ravens in the later rounds:

Lamar King

Height: 6-4

Weight: 290

School: Saginaw Valley State (Chesapeake High-Baltimore County)

Position: DE

40 time: 4.9

Strengths: Has solid speed, agility; extremely coachable.

Weaknesses: Played against Division II competition; needs to work on technique.

Jared DeVries

Height: 6-3

Weight: 280

School: Iowa

Position: DT

40 time: 4.88

Strengths: Tough and tireless worker who can wear down the opposition in games.

Weaknesses: May lack the bulk to hold up during a 16-game regular season; ankle injury is a concern.

John Thornton

Height: 6-3

Weight: 299

School: West Virginia

Position: DT

40 time: 4.97

Strength: Has the ability to wall off people; shows some explosion.

Weaknesses: Has a tendency to get high on run blocks, which limits his strength and effectiveness.

Yusuf Scott

Height: 6-3

Weight: 324

School: Arizona

Position: OG

40 time: 5.6

Strengths: Maintains contact after initial pop, seldom loses his feet.

Weaknesses: Has trouble with quick pass rushers.

David Loverne

Height: 6-2

Weight: 292

School: San Jose State

Position: G

40 time: 5.2

Strengths: Has excellent feet and balance; versatile enough to play tackle and guard.

Weaknesses: He doesn't have a lot of range.

Matt Stinchcomb

Height: 6-6

Weight: 306

School: Georgia

Position: OT

40 time: 5.15

Strengths: Solid pass protector who plays smart; a technician.

Weaknesses: Sometimes gets overextended and knocked back off the ball.

Pub Date: 4/13/99

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