Ravens Nab 16 Undrafted Free AgentsPosted on July 27, 2011
By Matt Zenitz
As of Tuesday night, the Ravens had reportedly agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents.
Here's a look at those 16 players.
C Tim Barnes -- Missouri (6-foot-4, 300 pounds)
A three-year starter, Barnes earned first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2010, helping pave the way for Blaine Gabbert, a first-round pick of the Jaguars, to guide the Tigers to a 10-2 record and a share of the Big 12 North Division title. Barnes also earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades as a sophomore in 2008.
C Ryan Bartholomew -- Syracuse (6-foot-2, 298)
Like Barnes, Bartholomew was a three-year starter at center. A good athlete with impressive strength, Bartholomew was also one of the top performers among interior linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. He was a second-team All-Big East performer in 2009 and served as a team captain as a senior in 2010.
RB Damien Berry -- Miami (5-foot-10, 215)
A second-team All-ACC performer in 2010, Berry racked up 1,515 yards and 13 touchdowns during his last two years at Miami, recording six 100-yard games during that span. He led the Hurricanes with 899 rushing yards as a senior as well after tallying a team-best eight rushing touchdowns as a junior.
OG/C Justin Boren -- Ohio State (6-foot-3, 310)
A former Michigan transfer, where he was an honorable-mention All-Big 10 performer as a sophomore in 2007, Boren was a second-team All-Big 10 selection as both a junior and a senior at Ohio State. Boren, who was a prized high school recruit, rated among the top offensive linemen in the Class of 2005, is one of just three players to ever play for both sides of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry.
LB Josh Bynes -- Auburn (6-foot-2, 235)
Bynes is just an average athlete, and doesn't have great speed, but is a productive player versus the run with a lot of experience against top competition. A team captain as a senior in 2010, Bynes started his final 35 games at Auburn. He led the Tigers in tackles during each of his last two seasons, recording 104 tackles as a junior and 73 as a senior. He also posted seven interceptions during his college career, including three in 2010.
DL Bryan Hall -- Arkansas State (6-foot-2, 290)
A high school linebacker, Hall made the transition to the defensive line at Arkansas State, and became a three-year starter at defensive tackle. He notched 46 tackles, 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles en route to first-team All-Sun Belt accolades as a senior.
CB Talmadge Jackson -- Oregon (5-foot-10, 188)
Jackson is undersized, but has good speed and is physical against the run. He ranked fourth on Oregon in tackles (70) as a senior after pulling down a team-best four interceptions as a junior.
OG Colin Madison -- Temple (6-foot-4, 315)
A two-time first-team All-MAC selection, Madison saw action at both right and left guard during his career at Temple, although he was primarily a right guard.
OT Darius Morris -- Temple (6-foot-4, 315)
Like Madison, his college teammate, Morris, a right tackle, earned first-team All-MAC honors during each of his final two seasons at Temple. He isn't very athletic, but helped pave the way for the Owls to rush for nearly 2,000 yards as a team in 2010.
WR Tysson Poots -- Southern Utah (6-foot-3, 220)
Poots isn't a great athlete, and has below-average speed for the position, but was a productive player at the FCS level. A three-year starter at Southern Utah, Poots is the school's all-time career leader in catches (282), receiving yards (3,970) and receiving touchdowns (43). He recorded at least 83 catches, at least 1,081 receiving yards and at least 11 receiving touchdowns during each of his final three collegiate seasons.
DT Terron Sanders -- Florida (6-foot-1, 309)
Sanders battled numerous injuries throughout his college career, but saw significant action during each of his last three seasons with the Gators. He finished his Florida career with career totals of 62 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles.
RB Walter Sanders -- St. Augustine (5-foot-11, 210)
A local product (Mervo HS), Sanders racked up 1,377 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging five yards per carry, as a senior in 2010. He also had 840 yards and six touchdowns as a junior as well as 527 yards and six scores as a sophomore.
LS Patrick Scales -- Utah State (6-foot-4, 228)
A former walk-on, Scales served as Utah State's long snapper during all four years of his college career.
DE/OLB Chris Walker -- Tennessee (6-foot-3, 245)
A two-year starter at Tennessee, Walker led the team in sacks (six) and interceptions (two) as a junior in 2009, but had just three sacks as a senior in 2010, although he did record 45 tackles.
WR LaQuan Williams -- Maryland (6-foot-1, 200)
Williams, a Baltimore native (Poly), posted just 33 catches during his Maryland career, but was a top special-teams player for the Terrapins, especially as a senior. He tallied 12 special-teams tackles, two blocked punts and a forced fumble as a senior in 2010.
WR Terrell Zachery -- Auburn (6-foot-1, 210)
Zachery, who holds the Alabama high-school record for career receiving yards (4,672), caught just 28 passes during his first three seasons with the Tigers, but hauled in 43 catches for 605 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 2010. He caught a team-best six passes during Auburn's 22-19 win against Oregon in the BCS National Championship game. He also ran a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash at Auburn's Pro Day in March.
Posted July 27, 2011