3 Ravens Sooners listed as DISAPPOINTMENTSPosted: August 5, 2008
this is getting ridiculous, the failaure of OU players in the NFL to mark a mark in the NFL, thank god we have AD kicking ass.
Dan Cody: When he has been able to participate in practice, Cody looks like a force off the edge as a pass rusher. He is strong, relentless and seems to have polished up his swim move to ward off blockers. But yet again for the fourth consecutive season, Cody can’t stay on the field. This time he is fighting through a sprained foot. He finished his college career playing in 42 games and making 117 tackles and 25 sacks. His injuries beg the question, “What has Cody done differently as a pro that prevents him from taking the field?” It’s possible that he may never take another snap for the Baltimore Ravens.
Mark Clayton: Clayton disappeared in 2007 due to a couple of nagging injuries, some off-the-field issues and a slumping offense. With 3 seasons under his belt, a new system and the outside the lines problems behind him, many expected Clayton to really step it up this year. So far in camp, there has been minor evidence that he could return to 2006 form but then the positive strides are quickly erased with a poor read or a dropped pass. Granted the Cameron system is new but Clayton needs to develop some consistency.
Chris Chester: Another disappointing Sooner, Chester seems to lack determination and appears almost content just to be on a NFL roster. Many thought the Ravens reached for Chester in 2006 when they made him a second round selection. So far he’s done nothing to dispel that notion as a pro despite opportunities to do so. Marshal Yanda and Jason Brown are vastly superior to Chester despite being 3rd and 4th round selections respectively. Simply put, Chester just hasn’t improved since he was drafted and that selection is yet another second round choice that the Ravens may soon regret unless Chester surprises us all and finally turns the light bulb on for good.