Ravens review

Nfl Draft

April 19, 1999|By Mike Preston

Pick to watch: Stokley. He has impressive numbers and could challenge for the No. 3 wide-receiver position if certain veterans don't perform well. Great hands, tough guy. He'll be interesting to watch.

Best deal: The Ravens got veteran offensive lineman Everett Lindsay from Minnesota in exchange for a sixth-round pick. Lindsay is versatile enough to play all of the line positions and was a key figure for the Vikings, who let him go because of salary-cap concerns. Left guard James Atkins will be pushed to keep his starting job.

Camp update: Rookies are required to report Thursday for minicamp and will be joined by veterans this weekend to begin a week-long minicamp.

Analysis: The Ravens drafted only four players, but if Poindexter makes it all the way back from his injury and Lindsay contributes, then a small group could have a huge impact. The team, though, still didn't fill several major needs.

Grade: C-

Pub Date: 4/19/99

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