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Ex-Broncos DE Derek Wolfe, Ravens agree to 1-year deal - ESPN

Wolfe should help improve the pass rush for the Ravens. Baltimore’s defensive linemen totaled four sacks in 2019, the fewest by any team.

Coach Vic Fangio’s defensive scheme turned out to be perfect for Wolfe, as he had one of his best all-around years in 2019, with 34 tackles and a career-best seven sacks. Wolfe has 33 sacks in his career.

Wolfe’s high-motor play has been a key part of the defensive front, and Miller credits Wolfe for many of his sacks “because of what Wolfe does next to me. He’s a beast.’’

Fan favorite Derek Wolfe signs one-year deal with Ravens - Troy Renck

Saturday, Wolfe told Denver7 he has agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens with $3 million guaranteed, ending an eight-season run in Denver.

”It’s a chance to compete for a Super Bowl. They have a great defense,” said Wolfe.

“It is a make-good deal, but I feel like I have plenty of good football left. I am coming off one of my best seasons. I was on pace for 10-plus sacks. That’s my goal to get that every year,” Wolfe said.

Five team fits for Cam Newton; Kyle Allen to win Redskins job? - Bucky Brooks

Baltimore Ravens: Newton’s presence in the building won’t threaten reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, but it would upgrade the talent behind the spectacular playmaker. Newton is a much better player than the current backup (Robert Griffin III) and his dual-threat talents would mesh well with the Ravens’ scheme. Naturally, coach John Harbaugh would need to be comfortable with Newton’s willingness to embrace a new role, but having a former MVP at his disposal could keep the Ravens in title contention in the midst of a catastrophe were Jackson to miss time with an injury.

TEAM FITS FOR THE TOP INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IN 2020 NFL DRAFT - Jordan Reid

CESAR RUIZ, C, MICHIGAN

Best fits: Dolphins, 49ers, Bears, Ravens

Cesar Ruiz was a highly touted recruit but hardly ever mentioned among some of the other notable names in this class. Ruiz is easily the best interior blocker of this year’s group. His low build helps him a basement level center of gravity and his strength is able to easily overwhelm defenders. With experience at both center and guard, he has the flexibility to play both.

He’s often labeled as scheme proof because he can survive and thrive in either a zone-based blocking scheme or a man/gap/power one as well. It wouldn’t be surprising to hear his name called on the first night of the draft.

Seven-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Buccaneers help Tom Brady with O-linemen and RB, Patriots take Round 3 QB - Josh Edwards

Round 1 - Pick 28

Zack Baun LB

WISCONSIN • SR • 6’2” / 238 LBS

Round 2 - Pick 23 (55)

J.K. Dobbins RB

OHIO STATE • JR • 5’10” / 209 LBS

Round 2 - Pick 28 (60)

Tyler Biadasz OL

WISCONSIN • JR • 6’4” / 314 LBS

Biadasz can play guard or center. Baltimore may need both at this stage. He is a boulder on the interior offensive line.

Round 3 - Pick 28 (92)

Donovan Peoples-Jones WR

MICHIGAN • JR • 6’2” / 212 LBS

Peoples-Jones is one of the most athletically-gifted wide receivers in this class. Baltimore took a player by the name of Breshad Perriman under the same context so they might be a bit afraid to go down that path again.

Round 3 - Pick 42 (106)

Davon Hamilton DL

OHIO STATE • SR • 6’4” / 320 LBS

Round 4 - Pick 23 (129)

K.J. Hill WR

OHIO STATE • SR • 6’0” / 196 LBS

Round 4 - Pick 28 (134)

Alton Robinson EDGE

SYRACUSE • SR • 6’3” / 264 LBS

One of the standouts from the Reese’s Senior Bowl finds an ideal landing spot in Baltimore. The Ravens know how to develop front-seven players.

Round 5 - Pick 24 (170)

Jared Pinkney TE

VANDERBILT • SR • 6’4” / 257 LBS