The past three months have been a little surreal for a longtime Ravens fan named Christopher Ezeala.
And a little daunting.
Ever since the 22-year-old German was assigned on May 1 to the Ravens as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, Ezeala has tried to get up to speed — literally and figuratively — on American football.
“Football in Germany, of course you’ve got a playbook, but it’s not that big and deep,” Ezeala said after practice Monday at the Under Armour Performance Center. “I’ve got to watch a lot of details, watch a lot of tape. It’s a whole ’nother world.”
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