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NFL combine: FSU FB could be an option for Ravens on day three of draft

INDIANAPOLIS - Florida State's Lonnie Pryor doesn't have the size of a traditional fullback, but he's a physical, athletic and versatile player that could warrant consideration from the Baltimore Ravens during the latter part of the NFL draft in April, especially if the team decides to part ways with veteran fullback Vonta Leach and the $3 million salary he's due in 2013.

Pryor said he had an informal meeting with a Ravens scout Thursday.

Pryor's just 5-foot-11, 227 pounds - and he doesn't possess great power as a blocker, according to a scouting report on NFL.com - but the same scouting report credits Pryor as being "an impressive cut blocker" that "understands positioning and leverage."

Pryor also provides value as both a ball-carrier and a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

Pryor, a powerful runner with impressive speed for his size, ran for 376 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior this past season while averaging eight yards per carry. He also had 13 catches for 117 yards.

In Florida State's 31-10 win over Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl, Pryor had 134 yards and two touchdowns on five carries and also had three catches for 17 yards.

Pryor originally committed to Florida State as a tailback before switching to fullback prior to his freshman season.

He was a four-year starter at fullback for the Seminoles and is widely considered the top fullback in this year's draft.

Follow Matt Zenitz on Twitter @mzenitz.

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