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Rams DL Michael Brockers details nixed Ravens deal - Kevin Patra

“Knowing Baltimore from last year and just seeing everything they had and then they added Calais Campbell and I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s no way. This is going to be crazy.’ At that point, it was a done deal. But going through physicals, you know how that works. Being a little bit older in the league, they see a couple things.”

“I did my physical here in Houston. I go to the doctor, they take X-rays and I did an MRI,” he said. “The doctor sent it to Baltimore and Baltimore’s doctor gets to look at it and he says, ‘You know, I’m not a specialist, but I’m going to send it to a guy that I truly trust and he’s a third-party doctor. He’ll just tell me what’s up.’ I guess that doctor told him I might need something like a surgery and they were like, ‘Oh.’

“They get my MRI, they get all this stuff. Then we don’t hear from them after that. And I guess that’s the process where they were sending MRIs to (the doctor) or whoever and getting his word for it.”

Ravens Left Tackle Ronnie Stanley Helps Propel Notre Dame Into Offensive Line U. - Reid Foster

Notre Dame has only put 10 offensive linemen into the NFL over the past decade, but three became All-Pros, with a combined seven first-team All-Pro nods: guards Zack Martin (four) and Quenton Nelson (two), and tackle Ronnie Stanley.

NOTRE DAME ALUMNI

Zack Martin (2014 first round, 94 starts, 4x All-Pro)

Quenton Nelson (2018 6th overall, 32 starts, 2x All-Pro)

Ronnie Stanley (2016 6th overall, 56 starts, All-Pro)

Mike McGlinchey (2018 9th overall, 28 starts)

Nick Martin (2016 second round, 46 starts)

Simulating the 2019 NFL playoffs under the new playoff format - Eric Eager

THE RAVENS WOULDN’T HAVE BENEFITTED MUCH FROM THE NEW SYSTEM, AND THE 49ERS’ CHANCES GOT WORSE

Concerns about a lack of parity in this new system are probably a bit overblown, as our simulation suggests that, at least for the 2019 playoffs, the effects of taking away a bye from one team in each conference has more of a negative effect on that team than a positive effect on the team above them in the standings.

2021 NFL Free Agency: A way-too-early look at the top players in next year’s class - Sean Wagner McGough

Wide receivers

Chris Godwin

Keenan Allen

Allen Robinson

Cooper Kupp

Kenny Golladay

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Mike Williams*

A.J. Green

Marvin Jones

T.Y. Hilton

This is an absolutely loaded bunch of receivers, most of whom probably won’t hit free agency. Godwin, 24, is coming off a 1,333-yard, nine-touchdown season. I don’t think the Buccaneers will let him walk before Tom Brady’s second season in Tampa Bay. I’d like to think the Bears will extend Robinson, but given their treacherous salary cap situation, it wouldn’t be shocking if they had to let him walk, even if it’d be a mistake. Allen is one of the league’s top receivers when healthy — and he’s managed to play in all 48 possible games over the past three seasons. Kupp and Golladay are two of the best young wideouts in all of football. Hilton is getting up there in age, but if he bounces back in 2020 after a rough 2019 season, he’ll be desired by contenders in need of pass catchers. Green’s situation is fluid after getting franchise tagged by the Bengals. For all we know, he could get traded at any point now. I have him at No. 8 because the 2021 season will be his age 33 season.

RECORDS, TEAM STREAKS IN JEOPARDY DURING 2020 NFL DRAFT - Jordan Reid

BALTIMORE RAVENS DRAFTING PROSPECT FROM LSU

With as much success as LSU and the Baltimore Ravens have had, they have never been coupled together at the draft. Patrick Queen could change that.

The Ravens have a huge need at linebacker but there are other options from LSU outside of Queen that could fill some roster holes.

Lloyd Cushenberry III or Damien Lewis would bolster Baltimore’s offensive line while Rashard Lawrence is an option on the defensive end.