5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Baltimore Ravens’ 53-Man Roster

5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Ravens' 53-Man Roster

Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens, 2014 Undrafted Free Agents
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After selecting nine players in the 2014 NFL Draft, GM Ozzie Newsome and the Baltimore Ravens added 17 undrafted free agents to the team's roster. The Ravens hope that a few of these UDFAs will impress coaches during training camp and make the squad. Here are five undrafted free agents who have a chance to make Baltimore's final 53-man roster.

Sammy Seamster, CB, Middle Tennessee State

Sammy Seamster, CB, Middle Tennessee State
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Sammy Seamster, CB, Middle Tennessee State

Sammy Seamster, CB, Middle Tennessee State
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Sammy Seamster has prototypical size for an NFL cornerback. At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Seamster can matchup against the league's taller wide receivers. He is also an excellent athlete, demonstrated by his sub-4.5 forty time and 35-inch vertical. Seamster needs to develop his technique at corner and become a more fundamentally sound player. Still, he has a chance to develop into a quality pro.

Avery Patterson, CB/S, Oregon

Avery Patterson, CB, Oregon
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Avery Patterson, CB/S, Oregon

Avery Patterson, CB, Oregon
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Avery Patterson is another defensive back with a chance of making the 53-man roster. Patterson's chances of earning a roster spot are aided by his versatility. He played both cornerback and safety at Oregon and was productive at each position. Patterson had seven interceptions during his college career, three of which he ran back for touchdowns. He would bring quality depth to the Ravens' secondary.

Xavius Boyd, LB, Western Kentucky

Xavius Boyd, LB, Western Kentucky
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Xavius Boyd, LB, Western Kentucky

Xavius Boyd, LB, Western Kentucky
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Baltimore is already deep at linebacker, but don't be surprised if Xavius Boyd still finds his way onto the team. Boyd is an athletic, free-flowing player who makes plays from sideline to sideline. He won the Sun Belt's defensive player of the year as a senior after recording 103 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Boyd will need to get stronger to better defend the run, but he is an intriguing prospect.

James Hurst, OT, North Carolina

James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
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James Hurst, OT, North Carolina

James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
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Despite having a major need at offensive tackle, the Ravens failed to address the position during the draft. Fortunately, the team was able to sign James Hurst as an undrafted free agent. Hurst is not a great athlete, but his sound technique made him effective as a run and pass-blocker at UNC. He could find himself competing for a starting spot at right tackle.

Dexter Moody, FS, Albany State

Dexter Moody, FS, Albany State
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Dexter Moody, FS, Albany State

Dexter Moody, FS, Albany State
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Dexter Moody can provide depth to the Ravens' secondary and also make an immediate impact on special teams. The former linebacker turned safety has great speed and is a willing hitter. Moody also has strong ball skills, having intercepted 10 passes over his final two college seasons. Moody's special teams experience will only improve his chances of making the team.

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