Category Archive: Player Profiles

Aug 07

Player Profiles: Matt Elam

When the Baltimore Ravens were preparing to lose legendary safety Ed Reed to free agency they wanted a backup plan.  That backup plan was drafting Matt Elam in the first round of the 2013 draft.  Sure Elam is a strong safety but he pretty much started right away for the Ravens and did a heck …

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Jul 13

Player Profiles: Daryl Smith

The Baltimore Ravens Have had a long history of having a great defense and great linebackers.  When Ray Lewis retired after the 2012 Super Bowl the Ravens signed Daryl Smith.  Smith at the time was a free agent coming off an injury and the Ravens got him for a one-year deal.  Smith played his college …

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Apr 20

Player Profiles: Sam Koch

When it comes to franchise players, people rarely think of punters.  Sam Koch is that rare punter who is a franchise player or at least a guy who has been with the same franchise for a very long time. Koch was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens …

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Apr 08

Player Profiles: Jacoby Jones

Football player, dancer…oh it must be Jacoby Jones! Jones is a fan favorite Baltimore Ravens player for his big plays both in kick returns and as a receiver.   Jones showed up big times during the Ravens Super Bowl run in 2012 where he became a Baltimore Hero.  Jones was also an All-Pro in 2012. …

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Apr 03

Player Profiles: Lardarius Webb

When looking at the Baltimore Ravens and thinking about players with overall talent and skills one player is usually always in the conversation, that’s Lardarius Webb.  Webb is a Ravens cornerback and punt returner making big plays on both defense and special teams. Webb has been not just one of the best cornerbacks on the …

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Mar 13

Player Profiles: Jimmy Smith

Usually I do profiles on star players or players that have been with the Baltimore Ravens for a very long time. For my profile on Jimmy Smith I am changing it up a bit because he is a young up and coming player that is becoming one of the best cornerback’s in the NFL. The …

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Mar 02

Player Profiles: Dennis Pitta

The Baltimore Ravens have had two great tight ends in their history and both have something in common.  Both Dennis Pitta and Todd Heap are Mormon… I know off topic but there is your Ravens fun fact.  Now on to the profile. Pitta was drafted by the Ravens in 2010 The season that I was …

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Jan 13

Player Profiles: Justin Tucker

For the first time on Maryland Sports Blog we have a player profile on a kicker.  Lets face it if I was blogging back when Matt Stover was playing for the Baltimore Ravens I would have done one of him.  Since Stover and the Ravens parted ways the Ravens went through a few kickers until …

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Sep 25

Player Profiles: Marshal Yanda

Offensive lineman are often forgotten and that seems to be the case for Baltimore Ravens lineman Marshal Yanda.  Yanda is a franchise player yet not many fans have his jersey.  This offensive guard usually lines up at right guard. The Ravens drafted Yanda with the 86th pick in the 2007 draft, he was the third …

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Sep 18

Player Profile: Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith a true Baltimore Raven home grown player.  Smith went to the Univsesity of Maryland and did not grow up far from the state, Smith was born in Virginia.  Smith has been one of my favorite players since he showed up at Maryland and I was very happy when the Ravens drafted him.  Smith …

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