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Ravens take guard Robert Myers in fifth round

Tennessee State offensive lineman Robert Myers runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Feb. 20, 2015. The Ravens selected him in the fifth round of the NFL draft.
Tennessee State offensive lineman Robert Myers runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Feb. 20, 2015. The Ravens selected him in the fifth round of the NFL draft. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

The Ravens didn't hide their interest in Tennessee State offensive guard Robert Myers.

They met with him at the Senior Bowl and at the NFL scouting combine. Myers visited their team facility in Owings Mills and also had a private workout with Ravens offensive line coach Juan Castillo.

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When they were on the clock with the 176th overall pick in the draft and their second selection in the fifth round, the Ravens selected the 6-foot-5, 329-pound guard.

Myers was a three-year starter at the school, and a two-time All-Conference selection. He is a late bloomer as Myers didn't start playing football until he was a junior in high school.

Myers is known as a mauler who plays with nastiness. However, he tends to struggle to maintain his technique.

The Ravens are pretty deep along the offensive line with tackles Eugene Monroe and Rick Wagner, guards Kelechi Osemele and Marshal Yanda and center Jeremy Zuttah entrenched as starters. Tackle James Hurst and guard John Urschel both started for stretches last season and are the top backups.

However, Osemele and Yanda are free agents following the 2015 campaign and the Ravens may not be able to keep both players. Myers will give the team some insurance.

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