Defensive line prospects

April 11, 2010

Here are some defensive line prospects who might be available at the Ravens' No. 25 pick:

Terrence Cody Position: NT College: Alabama Ht/Wt: 6-3/354 Positive: Massive space-filler would keep Ravens among NFL's best run defenses. Negative: Questionable work habits and a non-factor in pass rush. Interesting note: Cody claims he can dunk a basketball. Will he be there: Without a doubt. But the Ravens may be reaching for a player projected to go in the first half of the second round.

Jared Odrick Position: DT/DE College: Penn State Ht/Wt: 6-5/304 Positive: Versatile lineman who can play multiple positions and play them tirelessly. Negative: Carries a label of not being an impact player. Interesting note: The Big 10's Defensive Player o f the Year and Lineman of the Year last season Will he be there: Seems 50-50 at this point. The Patriots are reportedly considering him with the No. 22 pick.

Brian Price Position: DT/DE College: UCLA Ht/Wt: 6-1/303 Positive: Powerful bull rusher who provides penetration as a pass rusher. Negative: Some questions about his motor and effort. Interesting note: His godfather, Brian Shaw, was a 15-year NBA veteran with the Los Angeles Lakers. Will he be there: Almost certainly. The biggest question is whether Price meshes with the Ravens' defensive personality.

Dan Williams Position: NT College: Tennessee Ht/Wt: 6-2/327 Positive: Tough to move inside but still is light on his feet. Negative: Not explosive and has a tendency not to finish off plays. Interesting note: Williams has reportedly sworn off fast food since weighing 360 pounds in 2005. Will he be there: Slim chance. Williams seems earmarked to go to the Miami Dolphins at No. 12. Some have him going anywhere from Cleveland at No. 7 to Houston at No. 20.

-- Jamison Hensley

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