Nick Perry, a safety, and Trey DePriest, an inside linebacker, are products of the University of Alabama, the alma mater of Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and a frequent source of Ravens defensive talent. They play positions where undrafted players frequently stick on the Ravens roster.
Until April 30, the first round of the 2015 NFL draft, The Baltimore Sun will examine the Ravens¿ depth at each position, the potential of them adding to that spot early in the draft and some of the players who they could target.
Perhaps because of the caliber of player, or perhaps because of the attention special teams gets in Ravens' practice and the precedent that such role players can get a bigger opportunities, the special teams units rank high in multiple relevant league rankings.
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith missed a second straight day with an undisclosed knee injury, while fellow receiver Marlon Brown returned to practice after leaving Sunday's game and missing Wednesday with a concussion.
The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines.