Second-year offensive lineman Ryan Jensen is back at guard, where he worked throughout his rookie season. And after a stint at right tackle during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, he believes he is in the best position to help the team.
“They want to put me in a spot where I can succeed, and right now, guard is a good spot for me to fit in,” Jensen said. “I'm doing what they want, what's best for the team, and that's sometimes what you've got to do.”
The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Jensen, who was drafted in the sixth round in 2013 out of Colorado State-Pueblo, was inactive for all 16 games last year as a rookie.
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He moved outside to right tackle after his rookie year to compete with fellow second-year lineman Rick Wagner, who is taking first-team reps at the position in training camp.
Kubiak said Jensen was moved to right tackle “out of necessity,” as Jah Reid was out with a strained calf. But with Reid back in the right tackle mix, Kubiak said Jensen is inside “for good.”
Jensen, who played left tackle in college and has worked as a guard and center with the Ravens, was happy to show his versatility.
“I've kind of been all over the place, so to me, it's good experience to know and show that I can potentially play all five positions on the line,” Jensen said.