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Ravens first team to sign entire draft class

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The Ravens will start rookie minicamp with all of their draft picks under contract.

Second-round pick Courtney Upshaw, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, and sixth-round pick Tommy Streeter, via Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, both signed with the team today, which means that all eight picks have done deals as they convene for their first practices with their new team. The Ravens are the first team to get all of the deals done, although it shouldn’t be long before all 32 teams are done thanks to the mostly stress-free negotiations brought about by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Upshaw will be expected to replace some of what the Ravens figure to lose at outside linebacker thanks to Terrell Suggs‘ Achilles injury. Upshaw had 17 tackles for losses at Alabama in 2011, including 8.5 sacks. If Suggs recovers at the fast end of his prognosis, Upshaw could potentially move to the other side in place of Paul Kruger.

Streeter was the top receiver at Miami last season, taking over for Leonard Hankerson of the Redskins. His size and speed are ideal, but he isn’t very far along on the technical side of things. There are snaps to win at receiver for the Ravens, though, so Streeter will be in the competition.

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25 Responses to “Ravens first team to sign entire draft class”
  1. warrenmoon says: May 10, 2012 6:45 PM

    If you ain’t first, your last

  2. zo121179 says: May 10, 2012 6:49 PM

    Sweet, now they can concentrate on shaving Joe Flacco’s molestash.

  3. ravensfansc says: May 10, 2012 6:53 PM

    I love it. Upshaw has big shoes too fill but I know he can do it

  4. 4thquartermagic says: May 10, 2012 6:59 PM

    T-Sizzle’s achilles tears.

    (phone rings)

    “Hello Ozzie… Oh so your fine with those contract terms now?…. Great.”

    -Upshaw’s Agent

  5. goodellmustgo says: May 10, 2012 7:06 PM

    As usual the Ravens are the class of the league.

  6. fancyleague says: May 10, 2012 7:10 PM

    Forget the draft picks. They need to focus on signing Joe Flacco to an extension. A long, long, long extension. Joe Flacco is the most important player for the Steelers.

  7. satanphoenix says: May 10, 2012 7:14 PM

    @warrenmoon

    Guaranteed Arizona Cardinals will be LAST to sign all draft picks.

    Take it to the bank. Go to Vegas and bet the house

  8. baltimoreballs says: May 10, 2012 7:34 PM

    fancyleague says:
    May 10, 2012 7:10 PM
    Forget the draft picks. They need to focus on signing Joe Flacco to an extension. A long, long, long extension. Joe Flacco is the most important player for the Steelers.
    ————————————————————

    If you mean driving 92 yards in two minutes to win the game then the Steelers have a weird ideal of important players.

  9. ravenator says: May 10, 2012 7:46 PM

    Oz proving again why he’s the best in the league. Haters gonna hate.

  10. fancyleague says: May 10, 2012 7:49 PM

    If you mean driving 92 yards in two minutes to win the game then the Steelers have a weird ideal of important players.

    ————————————

    We needed to tank a season to draft high enough to get DeCastro. We still got to enjoy watching the Ravens choke away another playoff game in spectacular fashion. Even when the Ravens win they lose.

  11. upyoursnfu says: May 10, 2012 8:08 PM

    Oz the best in the league? I guess all the Championships in the past few years proves that.

    Just speakin’ da truth!

  12. ravenator says: May 10, 2012 8:14 PM

    And I guess a sweep last season proves your irrelevant. News flash, your team was tebow’d by a backup QB. Awesome defense.

  13. ravenmuscle says: May 10, 2012 8:44 PM

    All this means is that the Ravens will beat the crap out of the Bungals, Stoolers, and Brownstains again just like last year.
    6 and 0…6 and 0….6 and 0.

    The Stoolers are all well over 30 and dropping fast……Bwaahaahaahaahaa.

    Can’t wait to bust up Little Bens’ booboo in his little footsie AGAIN.

  14. peepeetoucher says: May 10, 2012 8:46 PM

    ravenator says: May 10, 2012 7:46 PM

    Oz proving again why he’s the best in the league. Haters gonna hate.

    goodellmustgo says: May 10, 2012 7:06 PM

    As usual the Ravens are the class of the league.

    LMAO…. My team signed our rookies before yours did. Only classy organizations can do that. Congrats B-More on this astonishing feat. Please say you were being sarcastic.

  15. ravenmuscle says: May 10, 2012 8:46 PM

    Stoolers get blanked by the Ravens AGAIN…LOVE to beat the crap out of stooler fans when they come to our house.

  16. raqaiw says: May 10, 2012 9:00 PM

    upyoursnfu says: May 10, 2012 8:08 PM

    Oz the best in the league? I guess all the Championships in the past few years proves that.

    The # of Pro Bowlers and potential HOFers Oz has drafted proves that. Championships are more the responsibility of the coach than the GM. Oz has drafted an elite player at every position except QB and WR,although Flacco and T. Smith still have time to change that.

  17. TSizzleBallSoHard says: May 10, 2012 9:07 PM

    @peepeetoucher

    How did they manage that? I think you need to read the title of this article again.

  18. upyoursnfu says: May 10, 2012 9:32 PM

    Funny…when the Ravens sweep the Steelers in a season they choke on the playoffs.

    When the Steelers sweep the Ravens in a season the run the table in playoffs.

    Just stating the facts.

  19. dawhorsefeathers says: May 10, 2012 9:32 PM

    fancyleague says:

    We needed to tank a season to draft high enough to get DeCastro.
    ——————–
    You tanked a season to draft an interior lineman? I wish him the best as he helps Pouncey doubleteam Ngata.

  20. Deb says: May 10, 2012 10:00 PM

    Congrats, Courtney!! Good luck with your new team. Hope you and Mt. Cody continue to do the Tide proud … except when the Ravens play my Steelers ;)

  21. ppdoc13 says: May 11, 2012 12:44 AM

    @deb – you know Deb – it is kind of sad to say, but you are one of the only Steeler fans that post on this board that has any class or dignity. Look at this fool fancyleague or the idiot that keeps changing his name but is the same person that feels the need to post the same garbage on most every article about the Ravens or someone from the AFCN. Do these people have lives outside of trying to be boorish?

    I am sure that there are others out there, so I don’t want to lump all of the Steeler fans who post on this board in the same group, but I believe you are in the minority. I would like to know from these miscreants how having class and showing good sportsmanship lessens them as people. Does my wishing you and your team well detract from my “fanship” of my team? It is one of the things I really dislike about the internet. This idea of being anonymous gives certain people carte blanche to be rude or boorish. They say things that they never would say in open public or if their real names and addresses were attached to it. Too often, I think PFT and its like brings out the worst in people rather than the best.

    Have a good off season Deb. See ya when your Steelers square off against my Ravens.

  22. fancyleague says: May 11, 2012 4:41 PM

    @ppdoc13:

    LOL! A Ravens fan criticizing another poster for being impolite. How rich.

  23. ppdoc13 says: May 11, 2012 6:20 PM

    I’m glad you have the ability to laugh and type at the same time. And yes I am a Ravens fan, and yes I am criticizing you and any number of people who are impolite. It is one thing to have the typical rival talk, it is another entirely to do the silly, inane stuff that a number of people do.

    And while you are busy laughing at us in the playoffs because we lost the AFC title game, you can think about the two times we kicked your bottoms this year and within that the time that Joe drove the team down in the later part of the game and scored the game winning TD while your vaunted defense pissed down its collective leg.

    See the difference?

  24. Deb says: May 11, 2012 7:02 PM

    Hi, ppdoc13. Now that you’re back, thank you for those kind words. Looking forward to a great season!

  25. fancyleague says: May 12, 2012 12:41 AM

    All I know is that Joe Flacco was instrumental in helping the Steelers advance to two Super Bowls. The Steelers really should retire his jersey.

    Congrats on those two regular season wins last year.

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