Most evaluators put top running back talent, such as Florida State's Dalvin Cook and LSU's Leonard Fournette, too far ahead of the Ravens at pick No. 16, and ESPN's Mel Kiper doesn't believe they're worthy of treatment like the Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott.
General Manager Ozzie Newsome said there hasn't been a more inspirational player over the past three years. Head Coach John Harbaugh talked about the high character Orr showed on a daily basis. Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees talked about how good a player Orr was at linebacker.
The Ravens linebacker's congenital back condition was discovered after an injury in the Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers game. Orr had already beaten the odds by becoming a standout player after being an undrafted free agent in 2014. Turns out, he also beat the odds by playing football for 15 years.
Baltimore will travel to London for a Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 24 at Wembley Stadium.
The ESPN draft guru says the Ravens may find better value at safety than cornerback at No. 16 in the first round of this year’s draft. Peppers was a Heisman finalist who was coached by Jim Harbaugh at Michigan and can play multiple positions.
The Steelers running back made a video in which he went undercover to show off his chess skills, and says he made it to the Ohio state championship. Urschel is aspiring to be a grandmaster one day, and faced the best player in the country last May.
Last with the San Diego Chargers, D'Alessandris has previously coached with the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. The longtime offensive line coach (38 years) hails from Steelers country and was a guard at Western Carolina University.
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