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College Football Matters To The Ravens

Baltimore Beatdown is a blog on the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL. It is not a college football blog, as SB Nation has one for close to 100 schools. However, if you are a true football or Ravens fan, you should keep an eye out on what is going on at the collegiate level.

While the Ravens are settling on this year's roster, the team's scouts are out there looking at the guys who might end up on the Ravens roster next year. They are placed strategically around the country watching players who they have begin to target as possibly helping this team in the future.

Chris Steuber has covered the NFL and NFL Draft for multiple media outlets over the last decade. Steuber began his career in scouting by starting his own independent draft website (, which eventually led to his position with in conjunction with Fox Sports as an NFL Draft analyst. He often lists which college game that some NFL team's scouts are at this weekend.

There are a couple college games being played today that will have the Baltimore Ravens scouts in attendance. They are watching specific players on either or both teams. Click on the 'Jump' to see what games the Ravens scouts are at and which specific players they might be watching.

Eastern Michigan at Ball State

NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts.

Prospects to watch: Ball State: ILB Travis Freeman, OG Jordan Hansel, C Dan Manick, CB Jason Pinkston, WR *Jack Tomlinson, QB *Keith Wenning; Eastern Michigan: QB Alex Gillett, CB, *Marlon Pollard, C Andrew Sorgatz.

Elon at North Carolina

NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.

Prospects to watch: North Carolina: OG Travis Bond, S *Tre Boston, OG Jonathan Cooper, WR Erik Highsmith, OT *James Hurst, DE *Tim Jackson, DE *Kareem Martin, LB Kevin Reddick, QB *Bryn Renner, OT Brennan Williams, DT Sylvester Williams; Elon: WR Aaron Mellette.

Eastern Kentucky at Purdue

NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Prospects to watch: Purdue: CB *Ricardo Allen, LB Dwayne Beckford, RB Ralph Bolden, OG Peters Drey, WR Antavian Edison, DT *Bruce Gaston, CB Josh Johnson, QB Robert Marve, C Rick Schmeig, DT Kawann Short, QB Caleb TerBush; Eastern Kentucky: RB Matt Denham, OT Patrick Ford, WR Tyrone Goard, QB T.J. Pryor.

Colorado State at Colorado

NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.

Prospects to watch: Colorado: OT *David Bakhtiari, FS *Jered Bell, OT Ryan Dannewitz, OLB Jon Major, DE Will Pericak, FS Ray Polk, DT Eric Richter, LB Doug Rippy, DE *Chidera Uzo-Diribe; Colorado State: LB *Shaquil Barrett, TE *Crockett Gilmore, OG *Jordan Gragert, RB *Chris Nwoke, C *Weston Richburg.

Kentucky at Louisville

NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans.

Prospects to watch: Louisville: C Mario Benavides, RB *Dominique Brown, LB *Preston Brown, CB Adrian Bushell, DE *B.J. Butler, OG Alex Kupper, DT *Roy Philon, SS *Hakeem Smith, DE *Marcus Smith, RB *Jeremy Wright; Kentucky: WR La'Rod King, CB Martavius Neloms, QB Morgan Newton, RB *Raymond Sanders III, C Matt Smith, DE Collins Ukwu, OG Larry Warford, LB *Avery Williamson, DE Taylor Wyndham.