by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/9/14) With the No. 48 pick in the NFL Draft, the Ravens selected defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan from Florida State.
Jernigan is 6-foot-2, 299 pounds. He had 4.5 sacks for the Seminoles in 2013 and played well as a run-stuffer.
He has the chance to provide depth for the Ravens defense and the Ravens DST along their defensive line.
Ravens select C.J. Mosley
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/8/14) With the No. 17 pick in the NFL Draft, the Ravens selected linebacker C.J. Mosley from Alabama.
Mosley is 6-foot-2, 234 pounds, and he will likely compete for a starting job at middle linebacker since the Ravens have Daryl Smith and Arthur Brown. Most likely, Mosley will compete with Brown, but even if he doesn't start he will see the field.
Mosley, the 2013 Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker, had 8.5 sacks and five interceptions and will help the Ravens defense and Ravens DST.
Rolando McClain would like to return to Baltimore
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/4/14) Linebacker Rolando McClain has not played since retiring in 2012, but he has his eyes on making a return to the league. As he told the Carroll County Times, he hopes to return to the Ravens, and has a meeting with general manager Ozzie Newsome Friday about a possible return.
The Ravens retain McClain's rights after he retired following a string of incidents with the law. He plans to be with the team when offseason workouts begin April 21, if Newsome gives him approval.
Smith had 123 tackles and five sacks while starting every game for Baltimore last season.
Ravens, Daryl Smith discussing contract
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/23/14) The Ravens have had talks with Daryl Smith's agent about the team re-signing the free agent linebacker, reports the team's website. Smith, who turns 32 next month, had 123 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions last season.
“Daryl did a great job for us,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “We have engaged in some conversations with his representative.”
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All of the Ravens' moves last offseason weren't enough to help the unit emerge in Fantasy. They ranked toward the bottom of the league in Fantasy points despite notching 40 sacks and 16 interceptions and holding opponents to 335.5 yards per game on average. That was because they totaled one touchdown on special teams and one on defense, keeping their totals pretty low. The draft brought in some fresh replacements headlined by linebacker C.J. Mosley, defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan and safety Terrence Brooks, but otherwise there weren't many major changes. That means they'll count on a number of getting-up-there-in-age veterans to deliver in the front seven: Haloti Ngata and Elvis Dumervil will be 30, Terrell Suggs and Chris Canty will be 31 and Daryl Smith will be 32. They also begin the year playing against the Bengals and Steelers. We'd be careful committing to the Ravens DST -- they're worth a pick in the final round of your draft, if at all.