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Five Top Prospects Ravens Will Watch at the 2019 Senior Bowl


While the 2019 Senior Bowl doesn't have the (likely) future No. 1-overall pick in attendance like it did last year with Baker Mayfield, there's no shortage of star power.

This year's Senior Bowl rosters are stacked with talent at the Ravens' positions of needs.

New Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta and former general manager Ozzie Newsome are in Mobile, Ala., along with Head Coach John Harbaugh and other members of the Ravens' scouting and coaching staffs.

Baltimore has a rich history of finding Ravens in Mobile, Ala. The Ravens have drafted a league-high 35 players who suited up at the Senior Bowl, including wide receiver Jaleel Scott and offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman last year.

Thus, there's a very good chance that future Ravens will be on display this week. With that in mind, here are some of the top prospects at Baltimore's positions of need.

We will break down the Senior Bowl prospects you should know at wide receiver, defensive end/outside linebacker, defensive back, interior offensive line and running back as the week goes on, so stay tuned.

DE/OLB Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

Sweat is a monster, measuring in at 6-foot-6, 252 pounds. That definitely drew some eyeballs at the Senior Bowl weigh-in Tuesday morning. He had back-to-back dominant seasons with 30 tackles for loss and 22.5 sacks, and was named to the first-team All-SEC squad last year. Sweat shows elite quickness off the edge and a variety of moves to get after passers. He has been projected to the Ravens at No. 22 in multiple mock drafts as a potential heir to Terrell Suggs.

DE/OLB Jaylen Ferguson, Louisiana Tech

Ferguson led the nation with 17.5 sacks last year and finished his career as the NCAA's all-time sacks leader with a whopping 45, breaking Suggs' record. He's long and lean, and there are questions as to whether he can transfer that kind of production to the NFL level. Seeing him matched up against competition from the power college football conferences will be a good measuring stick.

S Nassir Adderley, Delaware

Adderley is a ball-hawking safety that the NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah projected to the Ravens in his first mock draft as a potential replacement for Eric Weddle. Adderley has the speed, smooth movements, ball skills and size to be an impact player. He had eight interceptions over the past two years after starting his career as a cornerback. An FBS product, he'll get his chance to show what he can do against top competition this week.

WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Injuries have hampered Samuel, but he still led the Gamecocks with 62 catches for 882 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He's not huge, but what makes him special is what he does after the catch. He's strong and elusive, which is something Baltimore's wide receiver corps could greatly use. He also has shown great hands.

C Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State

The top center in this year's draft class, Jenkins stands in at 6-foot-4, 310 pounds. He was athletic enough to start all over Mississippi State's offensive line (left tackle, left guard and center) and paved the way for a rushing attack that averaged 251.7 yards per game and gave up the fewest sacks in the SEC this season.

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