For most of the five years that he has spent in the NFL, Mark LeVoir has lined up as an offensive tackle.
That changed Thursday night when LeVoir started at right guard in the Ravens' 34-31 win against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium. It was a somewhat surprising scene considering that organization had signed LeVoir just on Sunday.
"Anything can happen," he said afterward. "I told the coaches that I'm just coming in here, and whatever they want me to do, I'm going to do it to the best of my ability and give 100 percent effort. Wherever I can help the team – if that's guard or tackle – I'm willing to do it and learn it and away we go."
The position change occurred just four days after LeVoir took the vast majority of snaps at right tackle with the first offense. Then on Tuesday, LeVoir shifted to right guard, and rookie Jah Reid lined up at right tackle.LeVoir conceded that playing guard required an adjustment on his part.
"Yeah, I'm just not used to being inside in shorter spaces and setting on guys," he said. "Guys are on top of you a little bit more. I've obviously got to get a lot better on technique and certain things. But the more you play, the better you're going to get at the position."
The speedy insertion into the starting lineup would seem to suggest that the coaching staff has a lot of confidence in LeVoir. But he declined to take that approach.
"I have no idea," he said. "I'm not reading into any of that. Like I said, I'm here and whatever the coaches want me to do, they'll make the decisions in the end. Hopefully, I'll be out there and if I'm not and I'm in a supporting role, I'm willing to do whatever's best for the team."