Throughout the NFL this season, backup quarterbacks have gotten opportunities to prove themselves after injuries or ineptitude sent a dozen starters to the bench. But here in Baltimore, Tyrod Taylor patiently waits behind Joe Flacco, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback who has never missed a snap due to injury in his six seasons in the league.
The Ravens, for a variety of reasons, have shown no interest in perusing the slim veteran free agent market that includes Brandon Lloyd, Braylon Edwards, Laurent Robinson, Austin Collie, Josh Cribbs and David Nelson.
The second-round draft pick out of Kansas State is bespectacled, soft-spoken and cultivates a professorial look off the field as he frequently wears a tie, slacks and dress shoes. When he has the time, Brown, 23, can be found playing the piano or whipping up his favorite meal of salmon and sweet potatoes.
Last season, the Ravens got meaningful contributions from rookies, including second-round picks Courtney Upshaw and Kelechi Osemele. But where did they rank in terms of snaps played by first-year players?
Unless you are a football junkie, you probably don't know or don't care that the Kansas City Chiefs hired Chris Ault, the man who invented the Pistol offense and coached Colin Kaepernick at Nevada, to a consulting gig. But it might interest you that the Baltimore Ravens reportedly expressed interest in Ault.
As the second round of the 2013 NFL draft wound down Friday night, the Ravens traded a pair of draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks in order to move up six spots and draft Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown. If they hadn't moved up to get him, another team reportedly would have drafted Brown first.
In the case of Ravens seventh-round wide receiver Aaron Mellette, the former Elon star had an impressive game against Vanderbilt from the Southeastern Conference where he caught 11 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown.