Ravens second round pick linebacker Kamalei Correa talks about playing one day with Suggs and Dumervil. "I've been watching these guys since I've been in middle school," said Correa. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
Here's what you need to know about Boise State linebacker Kamalei Correa, the Ravens' No. 42 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Height: 6 feet 3
Weight: 243 pounds
Stats: As a junior, led Boise State with seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss. As a sophomore, led the Mountain West Conference with 12 sacks and was third in tackles for loss with 19.
Man of few words: Correa was reportedly reluctant to talk to reporters last season, and his agency said he would not do interviews before the NFL draft. "I'm kind of a quiet dude," he told the Idaho Statesman in March, after the team's pro day.
Cheesehead: Growing up without a natural NFL rooting interest, Correa adopted the Green Bay Packers. "But since April 29, that day has changed, and now I'm a Raven for the rest of my life," he said on a conference call Friday with reporters.
Molded in Clay: Not surprisingly, he has a Packers role model: Clay Matthews. "Me and him have a pretty similar game," Correa told the Buffalo News. "I model my game after him. He does what I do. He's not only an edge rusher, but he plays the stack linebacker. And he can move within a defensive scheme. He can do multiple things and not just get set on one thing. That's what I can bring to a team as well."