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Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley aims to go from promising to great

Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley aims to go from promising to great

The picture Ronnie Stanley paints isn’t exactly the stuff of myth and legend. In fact, it’s pretty vanilla.

What does it take to be a great NFL left tackle?

It’s a question the second-year Raven has thought a lot about. It’s driven him to scrutinize and seek fellowship with the best contemporary examples — Tyron Smith of the Dallas Cowboys, Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns, Trent Williams of the Washington Redskins.

And what does he see when he examines these nimble-footed mammoths?

“You look at the personality of those guys and they’re all good guys who have their head on their shoulders,” says Stanley, the Ravens’ highest...

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