The final time fans and the Baltimore Ravens' coaching staff will see the entire team on the field at once before training camp begins in late July, the Ravens' mandatory mini-camp concluded this week and several players had an impressive week.
Although there were several players who impressed this week, we have narrowed it down to the four most impressive players from this week's mandatory mini-camp.
Everyone knows how good of a player Suggs can be when he is healthy and that is evident by his 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, but he was nagged by injuries last season and never really got going. He appears to be a man on a mission this year and he has already turned some heads. First things first was his dedication to get faster as it was easy to see he was slimmer and in great conditioning the day he arrived at mini-camp. A healthy and leaner Suggs, opposite of Elvis Dumervil could already be giving opposing quarterbacks nightmares.
Canty made his presence known in a big way at mini-camp in his first season with the Ravens after signing as a free-agent earlier in the offseason. He was consistently disrupting passing lanes and even more impressive was his ability to shove offensive linemen into the backfield, and on a consistent basis. It didn't stop there either, Canty also intercepted a pass from back up quarterback Tyrod Taylor at the line of scrimmage.
The biggest question remaining for this Ravens team is who is going to emerge as the number three wide receiver amongst a slew of candidates. If this week's mini-camp is any indication than that man may be Tandon Doss. He was all over the practice field this week and was really catching the football a lot. He showed a little more quickness than last year and his route running is greatly improved. If he continues to show these signs of maturity he could find himself in the starting lineup.
The Ravens' first round selection in the NFL Draft back in April, Elam was perhaps the most impressive player in camp this week. He consistently moved all over the football field both before and after the snap. He made an incredible interception of Joe Flacco where he covered deep center field. Elam made a couple other very athletic plays on passes and was used in several different positions on the defensive side of the football.
Now that mandatory mini-camp is over, both the fans and coaches will have to wait until late July to see the entire team back on the practice field, but the rookies will be back next week for some more work.
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