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Are Ravens players in supplemental draft?

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Are Ravens players in supplemental draft?

There wont be any strutting across the stage of Radio City Music Hall, but the NFL Draft continues on Thursday with the supplemental draft.

That's when players not involved in the regular April draft and there are usually good reasons they werent involved are available to be bid on by any team.
Teams make bids electronically, in a draft order. The team with the winning bid forfeits the corresponding pick in the NFL Draft next April.

Terrelle Pryor, after the whole ink-gate controversy at Ohio State, was a 2011 supplemental draft pick by the Raiders. Supplemental drafts rarely produce top-of-the-depth-chart talent, though quarterback Bernie Kosar and wide receiver Chris Carter were among the exceptions.

This years supplemental draft features eight players, and wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was Robert Griffin IIIs teammate at Baylor, is considered the cream of the crop. Gordon was suspended from Baylors team in 2011 after failing a marijuana test, then transferred to Utah last August, where he had to sit out a season. But instead of joining the Utes this fall for what would be his senior season, he opted to enter the supplemental draft.

The 6-foot-4 Gordon held a Pro Day on Tuesday for 21 teams the Ravens apparently were not among them -- and RGIII is lobbying hard for Gordon to end up with the Redskins. NFL.coms Daniel Jeremiah projects Gordon going to Cleveland with a third-round pick.

Will the Ravens be players in this supplemental draft?

The Ravens have made a supplemental draft pick just once, taking offensive tackle Jared Gaither with a fifth-round pick in 2007.

Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reported that the Ravens have at least kicked the tires on linebacker Larry Lumpkin. The 6-foot, 240-pounder began his career at Alabama A&M, then transferred to Carson-Newman but was declared academically ineligible for this coming season.

Wilson explains that Lumpkin has demonstrated flashes of potential but also has been dogged by disciplinary issues, including being late for meetings and missing practices.

In addition to Gordon and Lumpkin, the other players in the supplemental draft include
cornerback Qualon Ewing-Burton (Boise State), running back Adam Harris (Syracuse), tackle Adrian Haughton (Iowa State), defensive end Montez Robinson (Georgia), wide receiver Houston Tuminello (McMurrayLouisiana Tech) and running back Ed Wesley (TCU).

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

Kick off your holiday weekend with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. One of the most obvious needs for the Ravens is help rushing the passer, and they're hoping to find some of that help on the interior in the form of free agent Gerald McCoy. The longtime Buccaneer DL visited Cleveland last week, but left town without agreeing to a contract.

Reportedly interested in playing for a contender, the former top-five pick is scheduled to visit the Ravens on Tuesday.

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is still struggling to throw the ball, as he noted things aren't right yet when it comes to accuracy. Media members noticed the ball wobbling through the air on many throws, and Jackson told them he thinks his hand is too high on the ball. If he's going to successfully run Greg Roman's new offensive scheme, Jackson will eventually need to be able to hit his receivers in stride with greater regularity.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including how quarterback Lamar Jackson has fared during OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Following a January surgery on his left ankle, safety Tony Jefferson remains sidelined after the first week of OTAs. Originally, Jefferson was expected to return 4-6 weeks after surgery. However, now that it's 5 months later, his return timetable is becoming more and more concerning. 

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson spoke with Ravens media Thursday about his progress not only learning the new offense implemented by Offensive Coordinator, Greg Roman, but learning the names of his new teammates as well. After another day of OTAs, Jackson was his biggest critic despite a solid day of running plays namely passing drills. “I’d say my first day, I sucked,” Jackson said to Ravens media. “Second day, I did better. Today was alright, but it could have been better. I always try to be perfect in practice. It was alright for the first week.”

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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