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Former Gilman standout Cyrus Jones working out with Ravens

The Ravens are taking a longer look at two former Alabama standouts.

At the NFL scouting combine in February, Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones said getting drafted by his hometown team, the Ravens, would be a "dream come true."

It's unclear how interested the Ravens are in Jones, but they are certainly doing their homework on the former Gilman standout. Jones, also an accomplished returner, is working out for Ravens team officials at the Under Armour Performance facility today, along with several other local-area prospects.

Jones, who is 5-foot-10 and 196 pounds, is viewed as a likely third or fourth-round pick in the draft (April 28-30). He projects as a slot cornerback and also a return specialist in the NFL. He led the FBS with four punt return touchdowns in 2015. 

The Ravens are hoping to add more speed and explosiveness on defense, and they are always looking to upgrade their widely-praised special teams units.

Jones isn't the only member of the national champion Crimson Tide who the Ravens will take a look at over the next week. Inside linebacker Reggie Ragland, who is being featured on the NFL Network's "Path to the Draft," will be at the Ravens' facility on Sunday, according to the network.

Ragland is projected as a mid first-round pick and could be an option for the Ravens if they trade back from the sixth overall pick. The Ravens are trying to add another inside linebacker after they moved on from Daryl Smith, and Ragland is considered one of the best in the draft.

He also is a former teammate of current Ravens' inside linebacker, C.J. Mosley.

The Ravens worked out roughly 40 local-area draft prospects today. The group included Maryland defensive back Sean Davis, Maryland defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, Auburn cornerback Blake Countess (Owings Mills, Good Counsel), Temple defensive back Tavon Young (Potomac), Toledo wide receiver Alonzo Russell (Washington) and Temple defensive back Alex Wells (Overlea). 

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