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Ravens Trade Up 5 Spots, Take OT Jah Reid

The Ravens gave up a 6th-rounder to swap five spots in the third round with the Eagles.

Posted by BR.com on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Categories: 2011 NFL Draft

The Baltimore Ravens swapped their third- and sixth-rounders (Nos. 90 and 191) to the Philadelphia Eagles for their 85th selection in the third round.

By moving up five spots, the Ravens were able to pick up Central Florida offensive tackle Jah Reid.

OT Jah Reid: 6-foot-7, 327 pounds
NFL.com Overview: Reid’s a physically gifted prospect who needs some technical refinement and to improve his recognition skills but has a chance to become a starter down the line. Good pass blocker who uses his size well, forcing rushers wide past the pocket. Has pretty good feet and flashes the ability to slide back inside and get to the second level to pick off linebackers. Main issue is he plays high. Doesn’t jar defenders off the ball and can be knocked backwards by the bull rush. Has proven to be very durable and has a solid work-ethic. Reid’s a potential Day 2 pick with upside.

“I think he’s very underrated,” ESPN’s Todd McShay said of Reid. “He has a chance to be a starter in this league.”

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