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.