Ravens shift Ryan Jensen to offensive tackle

The Baltimore Sun

Ravens offensive lineman Ryan Jensen could now be an insurance policy at offensive tackle.

The Ravens have shifted him from center-guard to tackle, where he'll compete with projected starting right tackle Rick Wagner. Jensen has worked at both left tackle and right tackle during the Ravens' organized team activities.

He played in no games as a rookie last season but spent the year on the active roster to provide depth despite a broken foot that required surgery.

A sixth-round draft pick, Jensen was a Division II All-American and all-conference selection at Colorado State-Pueblo who started 44 consecutive games as a left tackle.

The Ravens like Jensen's footwork, toughness and versatility. The 6-foot-3, 304-pounder practiced at all five positions on the offensive line since joining the Ravens last year.

"Yes, we moved Ryan," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday. "Obviously we moved him, but he’s getting reps at both right tackle and left tackle. We’re going to put him in the mix out there and see how he does. He played tackle in college, so he’s comfortable out there, mentally, it seems like. We’ll see if he’s a fit out there also. It’ll just give us more competition.”


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