During the Senior Bowl practices, Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens was one of the prospects that captured the attention of the Ravens.

As a big (6 feet, 203 pounds), mobile cornerback who's also played free safety, Aikens is drawing middle-round grades and is regarded as a rising player.


Although the Ravens haven't brought in Aikens for a visit or worked him out privately, a source says they have maintained interest in the All-Big South Conference selection. They've made frequent calls, including from secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo, the source said.

The Ravens could use reinforcements in the secondary after losing nickel back Corey Graham via free agency to the Buffalo Bills. Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson are currently the top candidates to fill that role.

Aikens has a total of 10 visits and six private workouts, including visits with the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills and workouts for the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons and Jaguars.

Aikens had 62 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass deflections last season.

He has 4.49 speed, a 35-inch vertical leap, a 9-10 broad jump, bench pressed 225 pounds 13 times and did a 7.12-second three-cone drill.

Aikens began his career at Illinois but was dismissed from the program after being arrested for felony possession of stolen property. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge of stealing a laptop computer and other electronic items from a dormitory room.

Aikens had no known off-field problems after transferring to Liberty.


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