At every stop in his young football career, undrafted rookie James Hurst hasn't had much time to settle in before being thrust into a starting role. In both high school and college, it turned out he was ready the moment he walked onto the field, and the Ravens are hoping the same proves true on Sunday when he starts in place of left tackle Eugene Monroe, who underwent knee surgery on Wednesday.
At first glance, it's probably hard to see Rahshaun Smith and say he's an underdog. He stands 6 feet 3, weighs 230 pounds and has a deep, booming voice. His nickname is Shaq — and it was given to him at age 12.
An ESPN producer pledged to Sports Illustrated earlier this week that former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis¿ contribution to the network¿s NFL Draft coverage Thursday will be similar to his playing career: Lewis will be, if nothing else, incredibly well prepared.
In two seasons, Webster an Elkton native, piled up 88 tackles, 26 sacks, 31 tackles for losses, an interception and three forced fumbles. He also caught two touchdowns lining up at tight end and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.