Mourners started stepping out of a hot Florida afternoon and into the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church just after noon Saturday. For the next hour, they kept filing in, intent on honoring late Ravens cornerback Tray Walker.
Several hundred people, including friends, family members, and current and former teammates, came to the Northwest 58th Street church Friday to pay their respects to someone who overcame a tough childhood and had only one college scholarship offer, yet made it to the NFL. Tray Walker played in eight games as a Ravens rookie, and as he trained this offseason, he told friends and family members that he was eyeing a starting cornerback role for the team in 2016.
A clear theme emerged for the Ravens: they wanted to find more weapons for quarterback Joe Flacco. That idea was reinforced throughout the draft as the Ravens used six of their nine picks on offensive players.