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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: With the 134th pick the Ravens select... Brent Urban Reply with quote

With the 134th pick the Ravens select... Brent Urban


NFL.com wrote:
HEIGHT: 6'7"
ARM LENGTH: 34 1/4"
WEIGHT: 295 LBS
HANDS: 9 3/4"

BOTTOM LINE Tall, angular, late-blooming five-technique prospect with the body type sought by teams employing odd fronts. Should only get bigger, stronger and more polished. If so, has potential to grow into an impact lineman. Broken foot bone suffered in freak accident prior to Senior Bowl could hinder his draft status.
-Nolan Nawrocki

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy looks like JJ Watt, on the field. Don't think he plays like him, though.

Could end up being a good selection, if he develops well.

He's also Canadian, so I expect some people to question whether he has the temperament to play football in the NFL.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Urban looks like he might best fit as a 1 gap 5-tech DE at the next level. Though he does line up at the DT spot for UVA. He does an excellent job of using his length to keep OL from getting into his frame. He does a great job at moving his man down the line of scrimmage when pursuing the run. He's very good at swatting down balls at the LOS with active hands- led the nation with 9 swats while only playing in 8 games. And he's possessed of the ability to make some dominant plays on occasion.

To me, I think he looks like a Poor Man's Trevor Pryce. Urban is good in the strength department. If he can focus on improving his hand quickness and foot quickness to disengage from OL faster, with his length he could be a pretty special player. And like Pryce he should be able to fit in well as both a 5-tech DE in a 34 as well as a penetrating 4-tech DT in a 43. He has that versatility.

... I just wish I could find a birthday on this guy. Curious to know his age.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diamondbull424 wrote:
... I just wish I could find a birthday on this guy. Curious to know his age.


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RavensTillIDie wrote:
diamondbull424 wrote:
... I just wish I could find a birthday on this guy. Curious to know his age.


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I skimmed over that exact article, but didn't actually read it. I'm still curious when he was born though. He could be 23 turning 24 this season or just turned 23.

I mean, not that it's a huge deal. Just curious.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super excited to see this guy drafted, I went to middle school with hi. He's great off the field, very humble and a hard worker (going from a small Canadian highschool to the NCAA is no easy feat, and he did it having never played football until ninth grade)

He's had some injury problems and has a tendency to play high, but I think he has a a ton of potential

And to answer the age questions, he was born in '91
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