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Countdown to draft: Jared Odrick

As part of the online coverage leading up to the NFL draft, The Sun will look at prospects who could be available for the Ravens with the 25th overall pick.

Jared Odrick

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Defensive lineman, Penn State

The Ravens would probably jump to draft Odrick at No. 25 (the New England Patriots at No. 22 could stand in their way). The No. 4 interior defensive lineman in the draft (behind Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy and Dan Williams), Odrick fits the personality of the Ravens' defense. His play and physique has reminded some of Richard Seymour, which is a big compliment.

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He was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year by the league's coaches after he recorded 43 tackles last season for the Nittany Lions. He also had seven sacks and 11 tackles for losses.

The biggest reason Odrick would last into the second half of the first round is he's not considered flashy. He stops the run and rushes the passer equally well, but he doesn't dominate in either area.

"The fact that he's got a great motor and had great production in college is his highest testament," said Mike Mayock, the NFL Network's draft analyst. "It will be tough for some of those teams at the end of the first round to pass on him."

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