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Ravens rookie Tramain Jacobs has chance to make 53-man roster

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Jacobs has impressed and is one to watch as preseason games approach.

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For the Ravens fans looking for a sleeper to stand out, here's one to watch for during Thursday's preseason game against the 49ers.

Tramain Jacobs, who went undrafted this past May, has apparently been turning heads at training camp thus far, and he has at least one reporter — The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson — that's a believer in him.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A sleeper for a roster spot or practice squad with the Ravens is undrafted cornerback Tramain Jacobs from Texas A&amp;M</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/497009592065601536">August 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Wilson also wrote this article on Jacobs, stating that the competition he faced in practice against Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans at Texas A&M has gone a long way for his preparation for the NFL level.

I spoke with Wilson earlier Wednesday and wanted his input on why he believes Jacobs has a shot at the 53-man roster.

"Tramain Jacobs really breaks quickly on the football," he said. "He's got good instincts. He's not the most physical looking corner but he plays tougher than he looks. He's a form tackler, understands the game well. He's caught the attention of the coaching staff and the personnel department."

Could Jacobs be this year's Brynden Trawick, a defensive back that surprisingly makes the roster? Maybe, if he puts in enough quality reps during the next four preseason games. This is the time of the preseason that weighs the heaviest and Jacobs appears to have a golden opportunity ahead of him.