Ravens show interest in Casey Matthews

The Ravens have reportedly met with Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews at the scouting combine, following up on a meeting they had at the Senior Bowl.

Inside linebacker isn’t necessarily a top priority for the Ravens but it is a need and Matthews could fill that hole in the 2nd or 3rd round. Jameel McClain and Tavares Gooden are both free agents. If they leave the need increases.

Another reason why drafting Matthews makes sense, would be to give him an opportunity to learn behind Ray Lewis. Having Lewis’ eventual replacement learn behind the future Hall of Famer could ease the transition which is inevitably coming in the next year or two.

The Ravens are also scheduled to meet with Brandon Harris, who could be a 1st-round target.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft, Ravens Comments Off

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