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Comments on the Baltimore Ravens by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
BALTIMORE RAVENS (5)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 3): 24 wins over last two seasons and a happy Ray Rice.
Chris Berman (ESPN, 4): After all, Ravens should have been in Super Bowl.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 4): No contract problems for Ray Rice equals good news for Ravens. Now they have to hope Defensive Player of Year Terrell Suggs can get back in time from Achilles tendon injury.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 4): If they can overcome loss of Terrell Suggs, Ravens will be right there.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 5): Suggs loss hurts immensely but this team knows window is closing and will play with urgency reflecting that.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 6): Ravens keep knocking on door, and if defensive stars are healthy in January, they could break through.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 6): Loss of two outside linebackers Suggs and Johnson can't be underestimated.
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Nathan Stupar #54
College: Penn State
Weight: 241 lbs
Arm Length: 31.3″
Hand Size 9.1″
40 Yard Dash: 4.78
3 Cone Drill: 6.84
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.28
Bench Press: 21 reps
Vertical Jump: 31″
Broad Jump: 116″
Nathan Stupar was drafted out of Linebacker U. Regardless of what the college is famous for now, they have been able to produce solid linebackers...
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It looks like we were correct in our analysis of Doug Martin. Early into camp Martin is impressing the coaching staff and players. "He made some explosive runs (Sunday) where you really see why they drafted him so high," guard Davin Joseph said. "He reminds you of a Ray Rice or Maurice Jones-Drew. He's very crafty and he really understands the run game."...
Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Rich Gannon of CBS Sports/Sirius XM:
RICH GANNON (CBS Sports/Sirius XM)
1. Green Bay - McCarthy and Capers will fix defense.
2. New England - If Patriots improve on D they'll be back in Super Bowl.
3. Baltimore - 24 wins over last two seasons and a happy Ray Rice.
4. San Francisco - Great D and better this year in passing game...
With camps starting up around the league there is buzz surrounding many different players around the league. During training camp you hear a lot about rookies and their potential, you hear about new free agent acquisitions and how impressive they are, and then you hear about an arrest every now and then.
Just in case you are a casual fan and don’t keep up with twitter or the...