2010 Draft Class Poised To Break Out

Judging from the offseason activity, this class is preparing to have a big impact in 2011.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Could the Ravens’ 2010 draft class be on the verge of breaking out in 2011?
 
Judging by the group’s activity during the lockout, it may be poised to do so.
 
Second-round pick Terrence Cody recently made news at Ben Grubbs’ charity softball game last Sunday after appearing to have lost a great deal of weight.
 
Cody, who battled weight issues during his college career, said he has been training twice a day. He was motivated by General Manager Ozzie Newsome’s prediction that he is on the verge of breaking out after playing in 13 games (including one start) last season.
 
“When Terrence sets his mind to do something, nobody can stop him,” Grubbs said.
 
Third-round and fourth-round tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta flew to Arizona for a week of workouts and throwing sessions with quarterback Joe Flacco, which should help them continue to build on their chemistry.
 
Pitta, who made one reception for one yards in 11 games played last season, also participated in the Ravens’ unofficial player workouts at Towson University in late May.
 
Fifth-round defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who played in two games last year and made no tackles, has been training in mixed martial arts with his brother and UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones since February.
 
Upon seeing Jones at the Towson workouts, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times tweeted that the MMA training is paying off and that Jones looks “much leaner and quicker.”
 
Sixth-round offensive tackle Ramon Harewood was one of four Ravens players to return to the facility during the brief window that the lockout was lifted. Harewood, who is rehabbing two surgically-repaired knees that forced him to injured reserve last year, went straight to the training room.
 
“I can move. I have all my range back, but it’s still healing,” Harewood said. “I don’t want to put any pressure on it that I don’t need to. I can do drills and run around and stuff, but no contact.”
 
The exact medical status of the class’ top pick, outside linebacker Sergio Kindle, is unknown since coaches and trainers can’t reach out to the players. But Newsome said he is “very optimistic” that Kindle will get back on the field.
 
The last news from fifth-round wide receiver David Reed, the only other remaining member of the class, was that he was hoping he wouldn’t need wrist surgery. An injury sidelined the NFL’s leading kick returner for the final two regular-season games and the playoffs.

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