Perriman is eyeing a starting job and is hoping to make an immediate impact as a deep threat and otherwise following an offseason where he flashed playmaking skills and explosiveness along with a tendency to lose his concentration and drop passes.
Jordan Spieth's extended courtship by Under Armour provides a high-profile example of how the Baltimore-based sports apparel company scouts potential endorsers, often targeting young up-and-comers, and how it pays off.
The 2015 Ravens will be together as a full team for the first time this week with workouts scheduled from Tuesday through Thursday at the Under Armour Performance Center. Players will practice for the final time before the start of training camp in July.
The former Maryland running back and Mount St. Joseph standout is going to play linebacker for the Alabama Hammers after signing Thursday with the Professional Indoor Football Team franchise, which is based in Huntsville.
Ravens director of player development Harry Swayne told those in attendance at The Baltimore Sun's High School Athletes of the Year awards ceremony that he was forced to change his attitude for the better when he entered the NFL.
Madison Mitzel didn't start out to break a record. After all, she was only 5 and in kindergarten. But by the time Mitzel graduated fifth grade at Warren Elementary School and was given a prize for perfect attendance, she had a goal – to not miss a day "for the rest of school."
Several players who are in town are scheduled to attend the game, including Webb, wide receiver Steve Smith and former Ravens players Ed Reed, who officially retired from the NFL on Thursday after signing a one-day contract with the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith, Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo and Lions linebacker Josh Bynes.
After using their first overall pick on Thursday to draft a potential franchise quarterback in Florida State¿s Jameis Winston, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered the their offensive line with Penn State tackle Donovan Smith (Owings Mills).
Ten years since last picking a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL draft, the Ravens used the 26th overall selection on Central Florida's Breshad Perriman, considered one of the fastest players in the draft.
Stefon Diggs' size and speed rivals many draft prospects, and his creative moves after the catch at Maryland separated him as one of the most elusive players in the college game. After spending the past three years as a star wide receiver and kick returner for the Terps, Diggs¿ next move will be to the NFL.
"You look at the discussions and the things that are being talked about nationally, the excitement, it's a 180-degree turn from the conversations that were going on a year ago," Penn State coach and former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin said Thursday.