Ravens Could Add More Rookies


According to multiple reports, the Ravens lodged agreements with a few other rookie free agents, a list headed by Georgia outside linebacker Daniel Ellerbe, who was rated as the 18th-best available free agent after the draft by ESPN.

And, after not drafting a wideout, Baltimore reportedly reached agreements with Duke's Eron Riley and Isaiah Williams of Maryland.

Offensive tackle Cameron Goldberg, another Duke product, Michigan defensive tackle Will Johnson and Mississippi fullback Jason Cook were the others to agree to terms of a free agent contract.

The Ravens will not officially announce any of their undrafted free agent players until they complete a physical and sign a contract, which is expected to happen within the next 10 days. Baltimore has a mandatory minicamp on May 8.

Ellerbe had a breakout season in 2007 with 93 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, but that was overshadowed by three mediocre campaigns. Of those less-than-stellar years, he combined for 55 stops and four sacks.

Ellerbe, 6-foot-1, 236 pounds, reminds some of former Raven Pro Bowler Bart Scott. An explosive athlete, Ellerbe sprained his knee early in his senior season and missed three games. He was hampered by it for the rest of the year and totaled only 33 tackles and a pair of sacks.

The Hamlet, N.C. native has played all three linebacker positions, which could help his chances in making the roster.

Riley could make an impact for a group of Ravens receivers looking to add size. Listed at 6-foot-3, 206 pounds, Riley was a starter since his sophomore season and finished a two-time All-ACC performer.

One of the best wideouts in Duke history, he is second in school annals with 2,413 career yards and third in touchdowns (22). In addition, Riley boosted his status by running a 4.36-second 40-yard dash at Duke's Pro Day.

Williams is another rangy receiver, measuring in at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. He started six of Maryland's 13 games in 2008 and finished second on the team with 395 receiving yards.

Cook was one of the few traditional lead blockers in the draft. A bruising battering ram, Cook could fill the role vacated by Lorenzo Neal, who was not re-signed in the offseason, if the Ravens don't want **Le’Ron McClain** to revert back to full-time fullback.

Goldberg, 6-foot-5, 286 pounds, played left offensive tackle for the Blue Devils. He showed off his power at the Blue Devils' Pro Day with 37 reps on the 225-bench press.

Johnson is a 281-pound defensive tackle that could bulk up even more to be a solid end on a 3-4 defense. He appeared in 47 contests for the Wolverines, making 24 starts.

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