In recent weeks, Arthur Brown has been a second-team inside linebacker and his spike in defensive and special teams snaps — both in practices and preseason games — suggest that the Ravens are trying to figure out where the 25-year-old fits in.
The Ravens will have their first of three weeks of organized team activities, starting Tuesday at the Under Armour Performance Center. More than anything, the workouts will give the Ravens coaching staff a glimpse of what kind of shape certain players are in and how the rookie class acclimates with the veterans, along with providing players a precursor to the mandatory June 16-18 minicamp.
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.
As they prepare for this year's draft, which gets underway with Thursday's first round, the Ravens seemingly have more needs on offense than defense. They want another running back and a tight end and they are thin on outside targets for quarterback Joe Flacco. If there was a draft where the Ravens would target offense, this would seemingly be it.
The Ravens traded up to select linebacker Arthur Brown in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft, but the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year's highlight reel has effectively been put on pause at the professional level.
Although offensive tackle Eugene Monroe was rested for one series when rookie James Hurst replaced him and offensive guard Kelechi Osemele was out briefly with an eye injury, the left side of the Ravens¿ offensive line emerged relatively unscathed during their first game back from knee injuries.
The Ravens scratched left tackle Eugene Monroe and left guard Kelechi Osmele for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Rookie tackle James Hurst and rookie guard John Urschel will start in their places.