As the Ravens' rookies report to training camp Monday, it'll be interesting to see the one who comes out of nowhere and makes an unexpectedly big impact on this year's team.
Here are some rookies who could surprise: wide receiver David Reed (a fifth-round pick), defensive end Arthur Jones (another fifth-round pick) and cornerback Prince Miller (undrafted).
A look at the rookies who made the biggest surprise contribution over the past five seasons:
2005: B.J. Ward The undrafted safety finished tied for second in special teams tackles as a rookie. But he only lasted one more season with the Ravens.
2006: Dawan Landry The fifth-round pick started 14 games at safety for the Ravens, recording 89 tackles (the second-most by a rookie in team history). He is entering his fifth season as a starter for the Ravens.
2007: Le'Ron McClain The fourth-round pick started 11 games at fullback as the lead blocker for Willis McGahee, who gained 1,207 yards rushing that season. McClain then went to Pro Bowls in 2008 and 2009.
2008: Jameel McClain The undrafted linebacker set a team record with two safeties in a season. He also had 17 special teams tackles (which was third on the team) and 2 1/2 sacks.
2009: Dannell Ellerbe The undrafted linebacker took over for an injured Tavares Gooden and started the final three games of the regular season. When Gooden came back, Ellerbe still held onto the job. Some observers believe he will be better than Bart Scott, another undrafted linebacker for the Ravens.
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