Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ravens bring in some interesting players

Count the Ravens among the teams that are interested in West Virginia quarterback Pat White. Many see him as a hybrid player suited for some version of the Wildcat scheme. The guess here is that the Ravens are attracted to his outstanding athleticism and they’ve tied his future success to the position of wide receiver. As we witnessed last year, the Ravens are afraid to use their Wildcat in meaningful games.

It’s interesting that the Ravens are having Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas in for a visit. Yes he is the consensus top-rated safety, running a 4.52 in the 40-yard dash and registering a 37-inch vertical leap at the NFL scouting combine. But do the Ravens really need a safety, particularly one that could be selected on Day 1 of the 2009 Draft? If the interest is sincere one has to wonder if the team has lingering health concerns about Dawan Landry and/or Ed Reed.


Anonymous said...

Delmas has a low wonderlich score. i bet that's why.

Slash Plus said...

White might be a very good kick returner at the NFL level. Plus he could play QB in a pinch and as you say WR. A coach with tough game day choices in terms of selecting his 45 man active roster might like the flexibility White could bring. That kind of flexibility might be allow the Ravens to carry two kickers.

Just something to think about.

Jerry B said...

If the health of Landry and Reed are legitimate concerns, why would they have let Jim Leonhard go?????

Anonymous said...

that's the point, tony. the ravens don't draft need. if delmas is a stud, they'll pick him. it's not boolean geometry.