Ravens' picks at a glance

April 26, 2004|By Brent Jones

Ravens' picks at a glance

A look at the Ravens' second-day draft picks:

Roderick Green

Round: Fifth (153rd overall)

Position: Linebacker

Size: 6-2, 247 pounds

School: Central Missouri State

Hometown: Brenham, Texas

Career statistics: Started and played in 23 games. Recorded 114 tackles, 13 sacks and four forced fumbles.

Quote: "He can run. He's aggressive. He can rush the passer." -- Phil Savage, Ravens director of player personnel.

Quick notes: Physical education major. Played defensive tackle in high school and also lettered in basketball. Was a junior college All-American.

Strengths: Quick and athletic. Good pass rusher. Hard worker.

Weaknesses: Played against weak competition in junior college and Division II. Not much of a run stopper. Free-lances too much.

Projected role: Will be needed for special teams. Might eventually develop into a backup weak-side linebacker.

Josh Harris

Round: Sixth (187th overall)

Position: Quarterback

Size: 6-1, 233 pounds

School: Bowling Green

Hometown: Westerville, Ohio

Career statistics: Started 32 of 42 games. Completed 627 of 1,028 attempts (61 percent) for 7,503 yards, 55 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. Rushed for 596 yards and 43 touchdowns. Caught six passes for 113 yards and four touchdowns.

Quote: "Josh Harris is a good developmental quarterback with some mobility, which I think is important in that position." -- Eric DeCosta, Ravens director of college scouting.

Quick notes: Majored in interpersonal communication. Was a merit scholar in high school. His father, M.L. Harris, played 10 years in the NFL as a tight end.

Strengths: Decent arm strength. Excellent athlete. Played well in out-of-conference big games (Purdue, Ohio State).

Weaknesses: Worked mostly out of the shotgun. Not very accurate. Has a tendency to make poor decisions.

Projected role: Third-string quarterback.

Clarence Moore

Round: Sixth (199th overall)

Position: Wide receiver

Size: 6-5, 211 pounds

School: Northern Arizona

Hometown: Bellflower, Calif.

Career statistics: Started 33 of 46 games. Caught 182 passes for 3,042 yards and 28 touchdowns. Averaged 16.7 yards a reception.

Quote: "We feel good about him. He'll add some depth and put some pressure on the guys that are here now." -- Savage.

Quick notes: Runs a 4.55 40-yard dash. Has a 34-inch vertical leap. Majored in mathematics/statistics.

Strengths: Good size and wingspan. Can elevate over smaller defensive backs.

Weaknesses: Played against weak competition. Average speed. Struggles against zone coverage.

Projected role: Will compete for a roster spot as the fifth receiver.

Derek Abney

Round: Seventh (244th overall)

Position: Wide receiver/return man

Size: 5-9, 180 pounds

School: Kentucky

Hometown: Mosinee, Wis.

Career statistics: Started 33 of 46 games. Caught 197 passes for 2,339 yards and 18 touchdowns. Averaged 11.8 yards on 88 punt returns with six touchdowns. Averaged 24.4 yards on 95 kickoff returns with two touchdowns.

Quote: "He's done it at a big level, SEC competition. He has a chance to come in and compete for that job [return specialist]." - Savage.

Quick notes: Originally from North Dakota. Selected as a member of the UK Athletics Society of Character. Earned Southeastern Conference academic honors in 2001.

Strengths: Elusive and quick. Can accelerate quickly. Tough and competitive.

Weaknesses: Small. Strictly a return man. Not very strong.

Projected role: Will compete with Lamont Brightful to be the Ravens' punt and kickoff return specialist.

Brian Rimpf

Round: Seventh (246th overall)

Position: Offensive tackle

Size: 6-5, 319 pounds

School: East Carolina

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Career statistics: Helped pave the way for two straight 1,000-yard rushers. Offense averaged more than 30 points a game the past three seasons.

Quote: "We were surprised he was still there. The Senior Bowl, he had one of the better weeks of the offensive linemen in terms of the one-on-one pass blocking." -- Savage.

Quick notes: Named to Conference USA commissioner's academic honor roll. Has a degree in business and is pursuing an MBA. Is married.

Strengths: Has good upper-body strength. Intense, hard worker who does not like to lose a battle.

Weaknesses: Lunges and gets overextended. More finesse than power.

Projected role: Will compete with Tony Pashos for a roster spot.

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