The Baltimore Ravens announced the signings of 17 undrafted free agents Monday.

Some notables among them: North Carolina tackle James Hurst, Iowa right tackle Brett Van Sloten, Oklahoma State tackle Parker Graham, Western Kentucky linebacker Xavius Boyd and Oregon cornerback Avery Patterson.

Hurst, a former highly touted recruit, was a four-year starter for North Carolina at left tackle and was a first-team All-ACC selection each of the last two seasons. He was projected by some analysts as a possible early-round draft pick before suffering a broken leg during the Tar Heels' bowl game in late December.

Van Sloten was a two-year starter for Iowa at right tackle and was voted second-team All-Big 10 as a senior last season.

Graham saw time at left tackle, right tackle and guard at Oklahoma State, including both left tackle and guard as a senior last year. He started 31 games during his college career and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection last season.

Right tackle may be the most talent deficient position on Baltimore's roster. The Ravens are also looking for quality depth at tackle, so there is a decent chance Hurst, Van Sloten or Graham could make the team with a strong spring and summer.

Patterson has a decent opportunity as well.

Baltimore only had four cornerbacks on its roster before Monday, so there could be a spot for Patterson or one of the other three undrafted corners it signed.

Patterson converted to free safety from cornerback at Oregon, but he will focus primarily on cornerback with the Ravens. He had 80 tackles and three interceptions last season.

The three other cornerbacks Baltimore signed are Tramain Jacobs from Texas A&M, Deji Olatoye from North Carolina A&T and Sammy Seamster from Middle Tennessee State.

As for Boyd, he was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year last season. He played outside linebacker in college, but he was listed as an inside linebacker by the Ravens.

Baltimore's other undrafted free signings were Temple defensive tackle Levi Brown, Tennesee-Martin wide receiver Jeremy Butler, Northern Colorado receiver Jace Davis, Virginia Tech defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins, Houston punter Richie Leone, Ashland defensive tackle Jamie Meder, Albany State safety Dexter Moody, North Texas linebacker Zachary Orr and Utah State defensive tackle A.J. Pataiali'i.

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