In the NFL, you can never have enough corners and the Baltimore Ravens have shown some interest in undrafted free agent cornerback Corey Felton sources tell me. Sources also say that the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders have shown some interest in Felton as well.
Felton, who is the cousin of former Ravens and current Chicago Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee, comes from a small school in division III football where he played for the Virginia University of Lynchburg in two seasons.
At 5-foot-8 weighing 190 pounds, Felton is a fast cornerback who an unofficial 40 yard dash time of 4.34 and an official 4.37 at the regional combine. He also has the hustle on special teams that Ravens head coach John Harbaugh likes in his players. Felton spoke with me on Baltimore Beatdown about his journey to the NFL, measurable’s and what he learned from McPhee in July.
"He always tell me positive things like go hard at everything you do and keep a chip on your shoulder to remember how hard you have to work to get where you're going,” Felton said of McPhee in July . “Being a professional isn't easy you have to work extremely hard and have confidence, be humble, and professional at all times. What I've learned from my cousin Pernell Mcphee is that "if you don't grind you don't eat and only the strong survive. Also, whatever you put your mind to put all of your grind to it because you only get out what you put in". He's a positive role model for me and many more just the things that he does on and off the field is professional."
Felton will attend the Rivals League tryout on Wednesday in Florida where the owner of the league is former New England Patriots running back Quentin Hines. The Rivals League is a developmental league that helps players get noticed in terms of showing their skills on the field and game film to present to other NFL teams. According to a source, Hines likes Felton’s talents and all 32 teams in the NFL monitor the Rivals League so there is a chance that more teams may be interested in Felton.
It is unlikely that the Ravens sign Felton this late into the season, but he is possible candidate to be on a roster during the 2017 offseason.