The Ravens, who began their rookie minicamp on Friday, have struck deals with two more draft picks.
According to agent Sunny Shah, the Ravens have agreed to terms with Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, the club’s second-round pick (No. 48 overall).
Also, the Ravens have signed Coastal Carolina running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, one of their fourth-round selections, the team said Friday.
Jernigan and Taliaferro each received four-year deals.
Jernigan (6-2, 298) notched 63 tackles and 4.5 sacks for the national-champion Seminoles in 2013. After Jernigan’s selection, Ravens coach John Harbaugh indicated Jernigan has nose guard and three-technique defensive tackle qualities.
“Those guys are interchangeable in there, but he is probably more of a three-technique body type,” Harbaugh said, according a transcript from the club. “He’s really active, he moves around, but he is stout. He does not get moved out at all. He is in the low 300s probably, a really quick-footed guy, really athletic guy in there. [He is] probably a three-technique who plays nose guard. [That] is how we’d probably describe him.”
Taliaferro (6-2, 230) rushed for 1,729 yards and 27 touchdowns for Coastal Carolina last season.
“The thing I liked about him at the Senior Bowl was he was probably the best back there in pass [protection], which is kind of a dying art these days,” Ravens G.M. Eric DeCosta said of Taliaferro after the draft, according to the club. “That tells you about a kid’s mentality, that he’s willing to stick his nose in there. He’s an aggressive runner, he’s a downhill runner, he’s a good scheme fit, he has good hands.”
The Ravens now have reached deals with 6-of-9 draft picks. The unsigned selections are linebacker C.J. Mosley (Round One), safety Terrence Brooks (Round Three) and defensive lineman Brent Urban (Round Four).