Asked for a potential breakout Ravens player in 2011 by a fan at a recent event, G.M. Ozzie Newsome didn’t hesitate.
“I’m going to take the Alabama guy. I’m going to go with [Terrence] Cody,” Newsome said, via Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun. “Cody’s going to have a great year this year. So if someone is going to step up – he also appreciates playing next to Haloti Ngata – so I would say Terrence Cody.”
The Ravens didn’t get a lot out of their 2010 draft class, but Cody started to show signs of breaking out late in the year. He forced a fumbled in Baltimore’s playoff win over Kansas City.
Nose tackle is a difficult position to transition to at the pro level. If Cody really does break out with a much better 2011 campaign, the Ravens defensive front will be much tougher to deal with.