When the Ravens overhauled their secondary this week, undrafted rookie cornerback Tramain Jacobs became one of the biggest beneficiaries of the changes.
The former Texas A&M player was promoted to the active roster after spending the first nine games on the Ravens' practice squad. The Ravens cut cornerbacks Chykie Brown and Dominique Franks and claimed cornerback Danny Gorrer off waivers.
Jacobs is slated to make his NFL regular-season debut on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium.
"I feel real good about being active, but I'm not done yet," Jacobs said. "I'm trying to continue to get better and better myself every day. I'm young, I'm aggressive. I feel like I've been learning a lot. I'm an aggressive athlete. I feel like I bring young, fresh legs to the table."
Jacobs recorded 55 tackles, 13 pass deflections and two interceptions during two seasons at Texas A&M after transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
The 5-foot-11, 182 pound cornerback ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds during the spring. He had a strong preseason before being cut during the final major roster cutdown.
"Tramain has been doing a heck of a job, too, so we'll give him an opportunity," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's earned it."
Jacobs said that the secondary is hoping to engineer a turnaround after a rough couple of games, including a 43-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers where they allowed six touchdown passes to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
"We're a close group," Jacobs said. "We don't like the way we've been performing, but it's a long season. As a group, we're trying to find ways to change that. Hopefully, we'll turn it around."