2010 NFL Draft: Cody, Kindle Lead a Strong Ravens Class In Camp

Old AccountSenior Writer IMay 30, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive lineman Sergio Kindle of Texas runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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With one month removed from the 2010 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens rookies have made an early impression during camp in the month of May.

The biggest highlights thus far has been on the defensive side, as Terrence Cody and Sergio Kindle are making a name for themselves in the early going.

Cody has already shown why the Ravens drafted him, to be an immediate run stuffer on the defensive line.

Quite a few times during mini camp and OTAs has Cody stuffed Ravens running back Ray Rice at the line, which caught a lot of attention.

What must also be noted is the steps Cody is taking to drop weight in order to be consistent on a three down basis.

Kindle has made noise with his mouth, but not in a bad way. The athletic ability was clearly shown on the outside with Kindle, who sits behind Jarret Johnson.

He has also cleared the speculation of his knee injury, which was believed to be a result of his draft stock falling.

As training camp approaches, can Kindle impress enough to be in the daily starting rotation? Will be interesting.

Speaking of rotation, tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pita are giving Ravens another reason to believe the offense will take the next step to becoming elite.

Each of them brings a different game to this offense, and is expanding the playbook of Cam Cameron's ( similar to the one he ran in San Diego).

Both have played in the slot, which is a challenge for both. However, it seems Todd Heap may be fighting for a starting job in the foreseeable future, with these guys coming on the horizon.

Other Notes: Rookie lineman Ramon Harewood, who went down with an injury a few weeks ago, is confident he will be healthy for training camp. Defensive tackle Arthur Jones has brought a similar tradition of Michael Oher, as he has been inspired by many to continue his hard work to make it to the NFL.

Late-round WR/KR David Reed will be counted upon by John Harbough to take control of returning kicks, as Lardarius Webb may not be given an opportunity due to hs return from injury.

Overall, the Baltimore Ravens have once again seemed to have found quite a few gems in this years class, as many look to find playing time during the 2010 season.

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Matt Miselis is an NFL/Baltimore Ravens Featured Columnist for BleacherReport.com.

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