Ravens News Around The Web

With the 2012 NFL Draft now history, here's what they are saying about how the Baltimore Ravens fared with not only their picks in the draft, but their undrafted free agent signings immediately afterwards:

Baltimore Ravens draft analysis:
Second-rounder Upshaw will challenge for starting OLB job - NFL - Sporting News

NFL.com news: Ravens do it again in NFL draft with Upshaw
Year after year, the Ravens sit back and make everyone look bad by finding value at the draft. This year, it's Alabama LB Courtney Upshaw with the 35th overall pick.

Ravens fill holes with 'tough, physical' draftees - NFL - SI.com
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - While posing for pictures Saturday with the top three draft picks of the Baltimore Ravens, coach John Harbaugh wore a sly smile as he stood on his tip-toes next to the imposing figures of Courtney Upshaw, Kelechi Osemele and Bernard Pierce.

(See a bunch of more headlines with links on the Ravens draft after the 'Jump')

Ravens select UD's Gradkowski in fourth round of NFL draft | The News Journal | delawareonline.com

Gradkowski is a 6-foot-2-inch, 300-pounder who also can play center. He's the second offensive lineman the Ravens have selected in the draft, along with Iowa State's Kelechi Osemele. He is just the second Blue Hens offensive lineman picked.

Bulldog Thompson lands with Ravens

What may have appeared like a chance meeting a couple of weeks ago with the Baltimore Ravens’ Ed Reed proved to be more than just a coincidence.

Ravens select Cal Poly CB Asa Jackson in 5th round of NFL draft - The Washington Post

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have selected cornerback Asa Jackson in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

John Brantley Signs With Baltimore Ravens As Undrafted Free Agent, According To Report - SBNation.com

Florida's John Brantley was one of the nation's most coveted recruits in the class of 2007. but he was not selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.

2012 Baltimore Ravens draft analysis - AFC North Blog - ESPN

Let's break down the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 draft: FIRST-ROUND SPOTLIGHT: The Ravens traded out of the first round, but they still got a first-round

Baltimore Ravens Can Expect Early Contribution From Late-Round Gem Tommy Streeter | National Football Authority

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome has built his reputation on finding valuable talent in the later rounds of the draft, and may have discovered another gem in former University of Miami (Fla.) wide receiver, Tommy Streeter.

Anniston native Antoine McClain signs free-agent contract with Baltimore Ravens | al.com

Anniston native and former Clemson star Antoine McClain agreed to a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens Monday, adding to the long list of players from the state of Alabama who have signed on with NFL teams.

Former Hickory star agrees to free-agent deal with Baltimore Ravens | Hickory Daily Record

Austin Johnson, former Hickory High football standout, has agreed to a free-agent deal with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.

Ravens news, notes and opinions: Ravens Insider

The two names you read here and pretty much everywhere else in the days leading up to the draft as it relates to the Ravens and their original 29th overall pick were Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower and Wisconsin center Peter Konz.

No reason for Ravens' Harbaugh to retreat from calling out cheats - UT San Diego

When the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens told a radio station Tuesday that the Super Bowl titles won by the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints have “asterisks now,” and are “stained,” he had no reason to recant, backtrack, amend or apologize.

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