Posted on 17 May 2014 by WNST Staff
The Baltimore Ravens have signed two more draft picks from their 2014 class, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Saturday afternoon. DT Timmy Jernigan (second round) and DE Brent Urban (fourth round) each signed four-year contracts with the team.
The Ravens now have seven of their nine 2014 draft picks under contract.
Timmy Jernigan (second round)
Jernigan finished his collegiate career after appearing in 40 games (16 starts), recording 139 tackles (73 solo), 25 TFL (-104 yards), 8.5 sacks (-63 yards), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. In 2013, he earned first-team All-ACC honors after helping FSU’s defense rank third in the nation by allowing only 281.4 yards per game en route to a BCS National Championship victory over Auburn.
Brent Urban (fourth round)
Urban started 20 of 36 games in his career at Virginia, producing 75 total tackles (26 solo), 16.5 TFL (-48 yards), three sacks (-15 yards), two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and 11 passes defensed. He led all NCAA down linemen in the country and finished sixth overall in the ACC with 9 PD in 2013. Urban’s efforts as a senior helped him garner honorable mention All-ACC honors.
Posted on 10 May 2014 by WNST Audio
Posted on 10 May 2014 by Luke Jones
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens continued an effort to beef up their defensive line by selecting Virginia’s Brent Urban with the 134th overall selection to begin Day 3 of the 2014 NFL draft.
The 6-foot-7, 298-pound end was the second defensive line to be drafted by the Ravens over the first four rounds, joining second-round pick Timmy Jernigan from Florida State. The Canadian lineman was drafted with the 15th overall selection of the Canadian Football League by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last year but elected to remain with the Cavaliers.
Starting 20 games over his last two seasons in Charlottesville, Urban made 75 tackles, 16.5 stops for a loss, and three sacks in his four-year collegiate career. A high ankle sprain limited him to eight games last season, but Urban still earned all-ACC honorable mention honors as he led all down linemen in the nation and finished sixth overall on the league charts with nine pass deflections.
Urban told reporters he’s confident he’ll be 100 percent by the summer after undergoing ankle surgery in February. The lingering issue forced him to withdrawal from January’s Senior Bowl.
With Ravens defensive end Chris Canty turning 32 in November, Urban figures to be a possible successor at the 5-technique spot in Baltimore’s 3-4 base alignment.