Albert McClellan has more experience at outside linebacker, but has had positive games in the past at inside linebacker. McClellan is a good tackler and a solid blitzer.

The Ravens are experimenting with converted defensive tackle Bryan Hall, but he last played inside linebacker on a regular basis as an all-state player growing up in Kentucky.

Nigel Carr is a raw talent who will need a consistent training camp to impress the coaching staff.

7. Another interesting player to keep an eye on is undrafted rookie linebacker Brandon Copeland, a Gilman graduate and former Ivy League standout at the University of Pennsylvania.

At 6-foot-3, 260 pounds, Copeland was a three-time All-Ivy League selection as a defensive end. The Ravens evaluated him at inside linebacker during their recent rookie minicamp.

Copeland had 51 tackles and five sacks last season.

He has the requisite size and athleticism.

Copeland has run the 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 30 times and had a 34 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-2 broad jump, a 7.29 three-cone drill and a 4.37 in the 20-yard shuttle.

Copeland has a lot to learn about an unfamiliar position, but he has some upside.

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