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Tommy Streeter Came To Play

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Aside from the crazy play made by running back Jeff Demps Saturday, the biggest play of the day came from wide receiver Tommy Streeter. The former Miami Hurricanes stud was drafted by the Baltimore Crows in 2012 and after struggling with a bum food, released not quite a year ago.

Streeter was signed by the Bucs in January and fits the part of the “Dunkaneers,” at 6-5 with wheels. He displayed those moves yesterday that, at least for a day, has put him in the running for a roster spot.

Streeter ran up the left sideline and was doubled-covered by both Rashaan Melvin and Mycal Swaim. As Streeter reached about the 12-yard line, he hauled in an absolute bomb from Cannon Glennon, damn near 50-yards long. After Streeter hauled in the pass, he appeared blocked from the goal line by Melvin and Swaim. Then he put a move on the two so good, that Melvin twisted his ankle and hit the grass and Swaim, too, was juked out of his jock, also falling to the turf.

Streeter just jogged into the end zone from there as if he was chilling at a shopping center.

After practice, Streeter downplayed the play.

“I have to use the speed that God gave me and go up and get the ball on that play,” Streeter told Joe. “We have a great corps of wide receivers. A lot of guys could make that play. I was just fortunate enough to be out there.”

Later, Josh McCown fired through triple coverage to thread the needle to Streeter along the right sideline, where he danced just enough to get both feet inbounds before falling out of bounds.

Streeter admits he learned a lot in his brief time with the Crows. One thing he is trying to learn is upper body control.

“The thing for me being a tall wide receiver is pad level,” Streeter said. “A lot of times, you can tip off your route being such a tall guy running high. Once you drop your weight, defenders know you are breaking. That is something I have to continuously work on. There is always something to work on whether it is in the classroom or out here on the practice field.”

Streeter admitted that at least on paper, he is a perfect fit for the “Dunkaneers.”

“There is talent level and skill sets of all kinds [on the roster],” Streeter said. “A lot of guys can do different things. We have small guys and big guys. We have some King Kongs out there. We have height. It is rare you find the combination of height and speed but we have big guys who are fast at the same time.”


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Tommy Streeter: Bucs sign a dozen to reserve/future pacts

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Bucs signed WR Tommy Streeter, QB Jordan Rodgers, DB Marc Anthony, OT Emmett Cleary, OG Jace Daniels, DT Everett Dawkins, DB Bobby Felder, OG Jason Foster, DT David Hunter, K Patrick Murray, LS Patrick Scales, and P Jake Schum to reserve/future contracts.
Streeter is a size-speed freak but has never translated it to the field at the NFL level. Rodgers is the far less talented brother of Aaron Rodgers. Anthony was a seventh-round pick of the Ravens last April.


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Buccaneers sign Tommy Streeter to practice squad

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed wide receiver Russell Shepard on injured reserve. There was no replacement signing on the NFL transaction wire. Shepard injured his foot in Sunday's game after failing to properly execute a handoff on a reverse on a kickoff return, which led to a fumble and a touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers that effectively sealed the game as a loss.

Shepard should be more remembered for his outstanding play on special teams this year, though, having taken a whopping 60% of special teams snaps this year. He's displayed outstanding strength and speed on coverage teams, which may translate to a bigger role on offense once he returns from his foot injury next year.

The Buccaneers also signed wide receiver Tommy Streeter to their practice squad, terminating DT Richard Clebert's contract. Streeter was a sixth-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL draft, but spent his first season on injured reserve and didn't make the roster this year. He spent of most of this season with the Bills as a practice squad player. Streeter has the size (6'5", 215 lbs.) and speed to be a very good receiver, but obviously hasn't actually produced on the practice field.


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Tommy Streeter Cut

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The Bills activated defensive back Jonathan Meeks from the injured reserve/designated to return to the 53-man roster and released linebacker Jamaal Westerman.

Meeks, a fifth-round pick last April, went on injured reserve Oct. 14 but returned to practice Nov. 25.

The Bills also signed receiver Brandon Kaufman to the practice squad after cutting receiver Tommy Streeter.

Kaufman, 6-foot-5, was a rookie free agent from Eastern Washington who was released by the Bills before the regular season. He had 3,731 yards and 33 TDs in college.


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More proCanes Cut, But Some Getting Signed

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NFL teams are cutting their rosters down to the final 53 but also adding to their rosters.

OL Tyler Horn was released by the Texans.

TE Chase Ford who was cut by the Minnesota Vikings was SIGNED to the Vikings practice squad. WR Tommy Streeter who was cut by the Ravens has been signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad. DL Marcus Forston was signed to the Patriots practice squad. DE Adewale Ojomo who was previously cut by the NY Giants was signed to the Giants’ practice squad.

LB Rocky McIntosh was released by the Lions. LB/DE Baraka Atkins was cut by the New Orleans Saints. DB DeMarcus Van Dyke who was cut by the Steelers and then placed on IR, was waived off of IR with a Settlement. TE Richard Gordon was cut by the Raiders. DL Antonio Dixon was cut by the Eagles. DL Micanor Regis was cut by the Falcons.

Previously, after the third NFL Pre Season game, four proCanes were cut. Ravens WR and RB Tommy Streeter and Damien Berry were waived respectively. Eagles Safety Kenny Phillips was waived. Raiders DB Cory Nelms was also waived.


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5 proCanes Waived After 3rd Pre Season Game

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After the third NFL Pre Season game, five proCanes have been waived. Ravens WR and RB Tommy Streeter and Damien Berry were waived respectively. Eagles Safety Kenny Phillips was waived as was Steelers DB DeMarcus Van Dyke. Raiders DB Cory Nelms was also waived.




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Tommy Streeter’s tenure in Baltimore ends without a catch

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Tommy Streeter, a wide receiver whom the Ravens selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL draft, will exit Baltimore with zero career catches.

A league source tells PFT that the Ravens have cut Streeter.

Last year Streeter suffered a foot injury before the season and spent the year on injured reserve. This year Streeter was healthy enough to get on the field in the preseason, but he wasn’t able to do enough to convince the Ravens he belonged.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Streeter was the Miami Hurricanes’ leading receiver as a junior in 2011 and has enough potential that some other team may pick him up.


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Tommy Streeter unlikely to make the Ravens

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Ravens second-year WR Tommy Streeter is getting fewer camp reps than UDFA Marlon Brown, and "has an uphill battle to make the team."
Streeter is blessed with an outstanding size-speed combination, but "the tools haven't translated to the practice field." Streeter does have practice-squad eligibility after missing his entire rookie season due to torn ankle ligaments.


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Healthy again, Tommy Streeter eager to prove himself

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Tommy Streeter took off on a fly pattern this spring, accelerating past the secondary to catch a touchdown in the corner of the end zone.

It was a display of potential for the Ravens wide receiver who spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve because of sprained ligaments in his left foot and ankle.

Big and fast at 6-feet-5, 220-pounds, Streeter is still working to refine his pass patterns and become a more complete receiver. There were definite signs of progress this spring, but Streeter still has more work ahead of him.

As the Ravens start training camp this week, few players are as eager as Streeter to prove themselves. 

The 2012 sixth-round draft pick from Miami is healthy now after diligently rehabilitating his lower body in the training room and weight room for an injury that didn't require surgery.

"Being out a year, it's like I missed everything," Streeter said. "To have the opportunity to come back and take advantage of each day, it's like a new-found love to be back out there. I feel like every day is important to continue to develop and get better."

The primary challenge for Streeter to climb the depth chart is to continue to work on lowering his pad level after struggling with his route running and hands during his first NFL training camp a year ago.

Streeter tended to make it too obvious what he was doing on the field as a rookie, which tipped off defensive backs.

"One thing I work on continuously is my pad level," Streeter said. "Being tall, it's hard. It's something that will never go away, but it's something I have to focus on is keeping my pads down and bursting off the line of scrimmage. At this level, any indication you give and these guys are breaking on routes. You need to make all of your routes look the same coming off the line."

During the preseason last year, Streeter caught four passes for 52 yards and one touchdown.

The jump ball was a particular highlight for Streeter with his height and leaping ability.

"There's always things you can perfect to make it that much easier," Streeter said. "I want to be an all-around receiver. I need to get off the line, get into that quick separation. I need to maximize my potential."

Streeter used his rookie season to concentrate on improving his weaknesses, observing veterans like Anquan Boldin before he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

"I learned a lot, taking mental notes and about how the guys carry themselves as professionals and as men in general," Streeter said. "It was a starting point for me. I'm working on the basics and trying to establish myself and get better and have fun out there."

Streeter caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns at Miami as a junior before declaring early for the NFL draft.

The Ravens have seen improvement from Streeter as he strives to contribute in his second NFL season.

“He’s grown," wide receivers coach Jim Hostler said last month. "He’s grown both on and off the field. Maturity-wise, he’s getting a little a bit more mature and he understands what a pro is.

"On the field, he’s getting better fundamentally and technique-wise. Young players, they’ve got to grow. They’ve got to develop. It just doesn’t happen, and he’s no different than that.”


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Expectations for Tommy Streeter This Season

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The most publicized positional battle heading into training camp for the Baltimore Ravens is at wide receiver, where there is a whirlwind of uncertainty at the position.

Third-year wide receiver Torrey Smith has one starting job locked up, but it is a wide open race for the second starting job. Even when the other starting role is set, there still needs to be several contributors, as the Ravens will likely rotate their receivers more this year than in recent years. 

One player who is in a prime position to prove that he can be a key piece in Baltimore's offense moving forward is second-year wide receiver Tommy Streeter. Selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft, expectations were low for Streeter last season, as he was the definition of a "raw" player. 

His physical attributes (6'5, 215 pounds) make him the most physically imposing receiver on the Ravens roster, however his physical skill set hasn't translated to success just yet. After an up-and-down 2012 preseason in which Streeter caught just four passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, the Ravens placed him on injured reserve. Perhaps Streeter's season-ending foot injury wasn't too serious, though, as the Ravens placed him on injured reserve because he simply wasn't ready and wasn't worth the time for him to heal on the active roster.

But now with a year in the NFL under his belt - albeit without any game experience - Streeter could be ready to finally have his desirable skill set translate to on-field success. His biggest struggles in the 2012 preseason came from his inability to excel at the basics of being a wide receiver, such as crisp route running and being aggressive when the ball is in the air. 

According to BaltimoreRavens.com, Streeter was a common face at the Ravens' offseason program and is determined to assert himself as a legitimate candidate for a starting role in Baltimore. 

"I want to be unstoppable," Streeter told Garret Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com. "I want to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. Period."

Streeter's renewed mindset and focus is a positive for the Ravens, and if he can play at a high level like he did in his final season at the University of Miami (46 receptions, 811 yards and eight touchdowns) he could be in line for a breakout season.

Realistically, Streeter's expectations should be tempered to him being able to simply make the final 53-man roster and crack the regular rotation at wide receiver. Both of those goals are easily in reach, and it isn't out of the ordinary to believe he can become one of the Ravens' primary contributors at wide receiver, even if he doesn't win the starting job.

Streeter's potential and physical skill set both give him an advantage over the likes of Deonte Thompson and Tandon Doss, and Streeter could easily finish above at least one on the final training camp depth chart.

In 2013, Streeter should finally burst onto the scene in Baltimore, both as a red zone and deep threat. His 4.4 40-yard dash speed will give him the opportunity to stretch the top end of opposing defenses much like Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones last season. With no inherent go-to player in the red zone, though, inside the 20-yard line is where Streeter could make his living this season.


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Tommy Streeter Has 'Renewed Love' For Football

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Tommy Streeter doesn't have any complaints about practice or tough offseason workouts these days.

After spending all of last season on injured reserve, the second-year receiver out of Miami is relishing every opportunity he has to get back out on the football field. 

"Something about missing a whole year just makes you appreciate every day that you're out here," Streeter said. "I just count every day as a blessing. It's kind of liked a renewed love for the game."

Streeter, a sixth-round draft pick, went on injured reserve with a foot injury he suffered in the final preseason game. The injury put him out of commission for several weeks, and he wasn't even able to start fully running again until the Ravens were in the playoffs.

As part of the IR rules, Streeter couldn't practice or participate in team drills. All he could do was workout, rehab, and participate in meetings. He was part of the team and on the sidelines for each game, but still felt distant.

"It's kind of an in-between feeling," Streeter said. "You're supporting the team, having that ride, everything is going good, but at the same time everybody wants to feel like they're contributing something to the overall success of the team."

Now Streeter is back to work in the heart of the action.

He's been a regular participant throughout the voluntary offseason workouts, and he's in the middle of a competition for an open wide receiver spot. Streeter is focused first on earning a roster spot, and he also has much bigger goals in mind.

"I want to be unstoppable," Streeter said. "I want to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. Period. I feel like God blessed me with all the tools, all the intangibles."

Streeter is a rare blend of size and speed. He's 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. He's known as a deep threat and jump ball target in the end zone, and he showed off those abilities at times during training camp last season.

Streeter had a breakout season during his junior year of college, where he caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns. He played with confidence that season, and he's trying to get back to bringing that same mentality to the field each day.

"You got to have that swagger," Streeter said. "You have to. You have to feel like you're unstoppable at the end of the day, whether it's true or not. You have to feel that way. Over and over you still have to have that mindset that I'm unstoppable. And you have to have that work ethic at the same time because you can feel that way, but if you aren't working toward it then it's just in vain. You got to have the work ethic and that will slingshot you to where you want to be at the end of the day."

Streeter is in somewhat of an uncertain position as he's trying to stand out amongst of group of unproven receivers.  He'll compete with Tandon Doss, Deonte Thompson, David Reed, LaQuan Williams and rookie Aaron Mellette for reps alongside Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones.
Like most young skills players, Streeter will also be expected to bring something to the table on special teams.

"It's hard to say [your expectations] when you really don't know what your role is going to be, but it's just to capitalize on every opportunity," Streeter said. "Every ball that's thrown to me, catch it. Run the routes to the best of my ability. Be physical in the run game. Try to compete each play on special teams."

In his time away from the football field, Streeter said he took time to examine his outlook on the game. He adjusted his mentality, and changed his attitude to become more coachable and opportunistic.

Coaches have pointed to his professional development over the course of last season, and noted that he grew in his understanding of expectations and how to approach the mental side of the game.

Streeter is going through this offseason with a different mindset than when he arrived as a rookie, and he's optimistic about what he can accomplish.

"I feel like I don't take anything for granted. God puts you in certain positions for a reason. I just thank God for this opportunity. I just feel like everything will all work out, and I just got this unshakeable belief," Streeter said.

"I'm excited, man. I'm excited."


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Ravens coaches high on Tommy Streeter

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At the NFL Owners Meetings in March, coach John Harbaugh and owner Steve Bisciotti both brought up 2012 sixth-round pick Tommy Streeter when quizzed about how the Ravens will replace Anquan Boldin.
Streeter ran a 4.40 flat official forty time at 6-foot-5, 219 two Februaries ago before redshirting his rookie NFL season. "(The coaching staff) liked Tommy Streeter's development by the end of the year," Bisciotti said. "They thought that he finally started to get what it was like to be a pro." Streeter is a height-weight-speed prospect to keep tabs on during training camp.


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PHOTO: Tommy Streeter & Damien Berry Enjoy Ravens SB Parade

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proCanes Represent More Than Any Other School on NFL Championship Weekend

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In all, as many as 212 players will participate in the AFC and NFC championship games on Sunday – four teams, 53 players per team. When including players not on the active rosters of the four teams playing for a shot at the Super Bowl, however, the total jumps to more than 250.

The schools represented on the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens range from college football's elite (Alabama, Ohio State, Texas and Florida) to those situated far outside the national picture (Hillsdale, Bellhaven, Lane and Indiana).

Here are the eight schools most represented by the four teams playing Sunday for a trip to the Super Bowl:

1. Miami (Fla.): 12. P Matt Bosher, OL Harland Gunn, DL Micanor Regis (Atlanta); LB Tavares Gooden, RB Frank Gore (San Francisco); DL Vince Wilfork, DL Marcus Forston (New England); LB Ray Lewis, OL Bryant McKinnie, RB Damien Berry, WR Tommy Streeter, S Ed Reed (Baltimore).

2. (tie) Oregon: 7. WR Drew Davis (Atlanta); RB LaMichael James, FB Will Tukuafu (San Francisco); TE Ed Dickson, DL Haloti Ngata, QB Dennis Dixon (Baltimore).

2. (tie) Florida: 7. LB Mike Peterson (Atlanta); DL Ray McDonald (San Francisco); DL Jermaine Cunningham, RB Jeff Demps, TE Aaron Hernandez, LB Brandon Spikes (New England); WR Deonte Thompson (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Alabama: 6. OL Mike Johnson, WR Julio Jones (Atlanta); DL Brandon Deaderick, LB Dont'a Hightower (New England); DL Terrence Cody, LB Courtney Upshaw (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Iowa: 6. DL Jonathan Babineaux (Atlanta); LB Jeff Tarpinian, TE Brad Herman, OL Markus Zusevics (New England); S Sean Considine, OL Marshal Yanda (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Texas: 6. OL Justin Blalock (Atlanta); CB Tarell Brown, OL Leonard Davis (San Francisco); OL Kyle Hix (New England); CB Chykie Brown, K Justin Tucker (Baltimore).

4. (tie) South Carolina: 6. DL John Abraham, DL Cliff Matthews, DL Travian Robertson, CB Dunta Robinson (Atlanta); S Emanuel Cook, CB Chris Culliver (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Ohio State: 6. OL Alex Boone, WR Ted Ginn Jr., LB Larry Grant, S Donte Whitner (San Francisco); TE Jake Ballard, S Nate Ebner (New England).
Another eight schools have five players on the rosters: Arizona State, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, UCF, Rutgers, Syracuse and Illinois.

Teams with four players: Oklahoma State, Marshall, Michigan, Fresno State, Utah, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Louisville, LSU and Georgia Tech.

Three players: Auburn, Wisconsin, Maryland, California, Wake Forest, Florida State, Penn State, Kansas, Purdue, Northwestern, Texas Tech and Arkansas.

Two players: Baylor, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Clemson, Connecticut, ECU, Oregon State, Richmond, San Jose State, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, TCU, UCLA, Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Delaware, Iowa State, Colorado, Tennessee State, Nebraska, Buffalo, Arizona and Washburn.

Luck of the draw plays a role, of course, but it's a bit surprising to see that schools like Virginia Tech, USC, Oklahoma and Texas A&M only have one player each on the four rosters. Not surprising? That one player represents schools like Prairie View A&M, Lane, Harvard, Weber State, Chadron State (Danny Woodhead), Hillsdale and Hofstra (which no longer has a football program).


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Tommy Streeter: 'I want to be an all-around receiver'

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For lanky Ravens rookie wide receiver Tommy Streeter, now is the time to work on his weaknesses.

Ranking first on his priority list: rehabilitating the sprained ligaments in his left foot and ankle that have sidelined him for the year on injured reserve.

There's a bigger-picture goal, though, for the 6-foot-5, 220-pound former Miami player.

During the preseason and offseason minicamps, it was evident that Streeter was having difficulty, as a taller player, lowering his pad level, bending his knees and accelerating in and out of his breaks to make the sharp cuts a receiver needs to elude quick defensive backs.

While I'm out, I'm working on strengthening my legs so I can get low," Streeter said. "Being this tall, it's tougher to bend and get down low. That's one thing you need is that low pad level coming in and out of your breaks for that explosion and lateral movement and things like that.

"So, I'm strengthening my legs in the weight room and working on my rehab, on my balance, on everything to put my lower body together. I just want to be stronger, especially my lower body."

During the preseason, Streeter caught four passes for 52 yards and one touchdown.

The jump ball was a particular highlight for Streeter with his height and leaping ability.

"I'm not worried about that, but there's always things you can perfect to make it that much easier," said Streeter, who caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior before declaring for the NFL draft. "I want to be an all-around receiver. I need to get off the line, get into that quick separation. Once everything is healed, I want to maximize my potential.

"I miss those days. I miss being out on the field with these guys. I was able to learn a lot during the course of time I was out there."

As for the rehab, Streeter, who didn't require surgery, said he'll be prepared for a full offseason.

"I should be ready," Streeter said. "I feel myself getting back. Each day, I do mor eand more. Everything is going good. I can feel myself getting stronger, getting better."


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Ravens Place Tommy Streeter on Injured Reserve

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Rookie wide receiver Tommy Streeter has been placed on injured reserve, a league source confirmed.

Streeter has a sprained left foot that has sidelined him for the past week since catching a touchdown pass in the third preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been wearing a protective walking boot.


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Tommy Streeter no longer on crutches

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Baltimore Ravens WR Tommy Streeter (foot) is no longer using crutches, but he was still unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, due to his sprained left foot injury.



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Tommy Streeter has been diagnosed with a sprained

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Ravens rookie WR Tommy Streeter has been diagnosed with a sprained foot.

The Ravens have yet to determine a return timetable, but he's certainly in jeopardy of missing Week 1. Streeter drew praise during the offseason program, but has had a quiet camp, catching just four passes for 52 yards and a score through three preseason games. He may open the year as a game-day inactive.


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Harbaugh: Tommy Streeter's Development Won't Take As Long As Some Think

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When the Ravens drafted wide receiver Tommy Streeter in the sixth round, they knew he would be a project.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound wideout has the size and speed to develop into a dangerous vertical threat in the Ravens offense, but that talent is still raw.
Head Coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that Streeter is a "developmental guy," but said that the learning process may not take as long as some are suggesting.

"It's going to take some time, it's a matter of time, but I don't think it's going to be as long as some people think," Harbaugh said. "He's got all the tools in the world. He's got a good vision for what he wants to become as a player."

As the Ravens opened training camp this week, Streeter continued his competition battle with some of the other young receivers for a coveted roster spot. He has primarily taken reps with the second- and third- team offense.

Working behind veteran receivers like Anquan Boldin, however, has given Streeter a valuable chance to sit back and learn.

"These past few days have been a learning process," Streeter said Friday. "It's been great to watch the veteran guys."

Since the rookie class arrived in Baltimore back in May, Streeter's time has been marked by a series of ups and downs. He's shown off his blazing speed and made some impressive catches, but he has also dropped passes and taken some ribbing from his teammates.

"I've made mistakes and also made a few plays," Streeter said. "I'm just trying not to make the same mistake twice. I'm trying to come out here, compete at a high level, have fun and continue to get better each day.

"Every day is not going to be a good day, but as long as you can stack days on top of each other, where you learned something and got better, then in the long run everything will come together and you'll get in good position."

In the time between the first rookie minicamp and the start of training camp, Streeter said he has already noticed an improvement in his game. He's gained a better understanding of the offense and also polished his route running.

"It's just been a continued process to get better in route running and I feel like I have gotten better by far," Streeter said.

An area where Streeter could see himself making an impact this season is in the red zone. As a big receiver, he's able to leap over smaller defenders and execute on fade routes to the corner of the endzone.

He flourished as a red-zone target last season at Miami, and finished the season with 967 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

"The red zone is a place where I thrive," Streeter said. "I feel like being of my stature and my skill set, that's one place where I'm able to use all that."

To get the chance to become a red-zone threat, Streeter first has to earn his way onto the roster at a crowded position.

Boldin, Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones are virtual locks to make the roster, leaving Streeter in a competition with second-year wideouts Tandon Doss and LaQuan Williams and rookie Deonte Thompson. Third-year receiver/returner David Reed will also vie for a spot when he returns from a torn ACL.

For now, Streeter is focused on watching, learning and making the most of his opportunities in training camp.

And in time, he could develop into a dynamic receiver in this Ravens offense.

"Patience is key," Streeter said. "Football is a process because you're not going to be great overnight. It's a matter of who can last. It's a marathon, not a sprint in this game."


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Uphill battle for Tommy Streeter

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OWINGS MILLS — Almost immediately after taking the snap the football was already out of quarterback Curtis Painter’s hand, lofted toward the corner of the end zone intended for rookie wide receiver Tommy Streeter.

Cornerback Chykie Brown actually had decent position to defend Streeter’s fade pattern, but it didn’t matter.

Once the ball arrived, the athletic 6-foot-5 Streeter easily out-jumped the 5-foot-11 Brown, reaching over him to make a graceful, almost effortless looking grab for a touchdown.

Albeit in a training camp setting, it was exactly the type of play the Baltimore Ravens envisioned Streeter making when they selected him in the sixth round of April’s NFL draft.

The problem for Streeter is that for every one of those acrobatic grabs, he’s also had a head-scratching drop on a relatively routine play for most NFL receivers.
He’s also still very raw after running an extremely limited route tree during his college career at the University of Miami.

“These past few days have been a learning process,” Streeter said. “I’ve made mistakes, but also made plays. I’m just trying to not make the same mistake twice, just try to come out here and compete at a high level, have fun and just continue to get better each day.”

There’s no denying Streeter’s ability as both a deep threat and a weapon in the red-zone.

At 6-5, 219 pounds, he blazed a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in February for one of the fastest times among all skill position players.
During his lone season as a starter at Miami, he recorded 46 catches for 811 yards and eight touchdowns.

He averaged nearly 18 yards per catch.

“Tommy is a developmental guy,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s got all the tools in the world. He’s got a good vision for what he wants to become as a player. It’s going to take some time. It’s a matter of time, but I don’t think it’s going to be as long as some people think.”

Yet, while the Ravens would love to utilize his rare combination of size and athleticism — especially in the red-zone — Streeter may have a difficult time cementing a roster spot.

Frankly, it comes down to numbers.

Baltimore usually keeps five receivers on its regular season roster.

Three spots are already locked up — Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones — and Tandon Doss, who has impressed through the early part of camp, appears to have a job solidified as well.

This potentially leaves Streeter competing with returning contributor Laquan Williams and undrafted rookie speedster Deonte Thompson for the final roster spot among receivers.

David Reed could also factor into the mix depending on his recovery from a torn ACL suffered towards the end of last season.

Even if Baltimore decides to keep six receivers, which it did last year and could very well do again, it would most likely expect to have that player contribute on special teams, something which Streeter doesn’t look very capable of doing.

For now, Streeter said he’s just staying patient and focused on improving.

“Every day’s not going to be a good day,” Streeter said. “But as long as you can stack good days on top of each other where you’ve learned something and gotten better in some way, then in the long run everything will come together and you’ll be in a good position.”


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Wide Learning For Tommy Streeter

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Tommy Streeter has already learned an important lesson: Listen to Anquan Boldin most of the time, but not necessarily all of the time.

Via an interview at baltimoreravens.com, the rookie wide receiver talked about why, after catching a touchdown pass in a red-zone drill at minicamp, he punted the ball. Streeter said he’d heard Boldin shouting from the sideline that the punt would be an appropriate way to celebrate. The Ravens coaches informed Streeter that such wasn’t the case.

However, Streeter said he’s soaking up knowledge from veteran receiver Boldin.

“He’s an unbelievable guy, full of knowledge and experience in the game, very passionate. …” Streeter said. “I just look at the way he approaches the game, how he prepares himself for practice. He’s been giving me tips for getting open.”

Streeter said he also has enjoyed going up against cornerback Lardarius Webb, known to talk a little trash on the field.

“He kind of brings a different element to the game,” Streeter said. “You know, it’s fun. It’s no fun when it’s a quiet practice out there and everybody is serious.”

Streeter, taken in the sixth round, is potentially a steal if he can harness some of the potential he showed at Miami, and a 6-foot-5 wideout could come in handy in the red zone.


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Tommy Streeter Learning From Ups And Downs

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Tommy Streeter had broken wide open, ready to stroll down the sideline for six points in 11-on-11 drills.

But when Curtis Painter’s pass dropped into Streeter’s outstretched hands, one arm was extended further than the other and the ball glanced off and fell to the turf.

Streeter heard all about it. A chorus of taunts came from the defensive backs, who were just feet away. Cary Williams called out that Streeter needed one of the defense’s white jerseys because he can’t catch.

Streeter got the last laugh though.

In the day’s final two-minute drill, Streeter faded to the back corner of the end zone. He reached out with one hand and hauled in the pass for a highlight-reel touchdown.

The offense went berserk, and veteran Anquan Boldin yelled for Streeter to punt the ball. He did, sending his offensive teammates into even more of a tizzy.

That’s how it went in Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and minicamp for the Ravens’ sixth-round draft pick with a bag full of tools. He would show flashes of his vast potential, but also struggle at times.

“Every day I want to get better,” Streeter said. “That’s part of the process, making mistakes and learning from them. I feel like it’s a blessing to make them early. Then hopefully down the road I’ve suffered to the point that there’s nothing but glory in the end.”

Streeter came to Baltimore raw, but with 4.3-second, 40-yard dash speed, long arms and a 6-foot-5 frame.

He’s been working on all aspects of being a wideout, from the right way to prepare for practice, to body balance and positioning and his hands. The list doesn’t end there, but Streeter is chipping away at it.

One thing he’s trying to perfect is being a red-zone target. Streeter and undrafted rookie quarterback Chester Stewart worked on fades after every practice. Stewart lofts the pass up and Streeter would often haul it in with one big mitt.

“[The end zone fade] is something that wasn’t even in the Miami playbook until I was there,” Streeter said, saying they used it once with him to score a touchdown versus Virginia Tech. “Ever since then, it’s been in the playbook.”

At the same time, Streeter has had stretches of difficulty at practice. His hands have let him down, or he hasn’t been able to get separation from defensive backs. Streeter used to let days like that get to him.

“I used to let a day get me down and frustrate me during the course of the week to the point that if my family or anyone tried to communicate with me, I was hesitant and would distance myself because it was on my mind,” Streeter said.

Streeter grew up mentally during his senior breakout campaign in Miami, when he caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns. With an all new set of NFL challenges, he’s continued that mental development in Baltimore.

Streeter said he was glad the defensive players got on him after his drop. It’s good that they expect him to make that play because he expects it of himself.

“We’re all collectively a team. They’re motivating me. That competitive practice makes us better,” he said. “One play, one practice, one day doesn’t define you as a person. At the end of the day, I’m still Tommy Streeter and I’m still happy.”


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Tommy Streeter Has A Strong Practice

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Rookie wide receivers Deonte Thompson and Tommy Streeter are trying to climb the depth chart during this week’s mandatory minicamp. They have often been shouldered out of the spotlight this spring by other youngsters like Torrey Smith and LaQuan Williams, but they took center stage late in Wednesday’s practice.

Streeter showed off his wheels when he got behind rookie cornerback Asa Jackson, but a perfectly-placed pass from quarterback Curtis Painter clanked off of his hands. The sixth-round pick bounced back quickly, though, with a few spectacular grabs, including one when he brought down a jump ball in the back corner of the end zone. Streeter ended up having 2 TDs in the red-zone.

He celebrated by punting the football about 20 yards straight up into the sky, which probably didn’t endear him to some coaches and veterans, but who knows -- pun alert -- maybe punter Sam Koch got a kick out if it.

Streeter won’t be able to make the team as a backup punter, but if he can show signs this summer that he has the hands and leaping ability to be a target for fades in the end zone -- a dimension that could help the Ravens score more touchdowns in the red zone -- it certainly won’t hurt his chances of making the squad.

“Those two guys have made big strides,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after Wednesday’s workout.


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Tommy Streeter Needs Some Work

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Chalk it up to learning a new system but WR Jacoby Jones' first two weeks, at least in front of the media, were rough. Jones had a solid outing on Wednesday, though. Rookie WR Tommy Streeter's had problems catching the ball and could be seen as a project player for now.



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Tommy Streeter learning from Ray Lewis

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Tommy Streeter will never forget the pain he felt the weekend of the NFL draft. Projected by some analysts to be a second-day pick, Streeter remained on the board until late in the sixth round. But shortly after the Ravens ended his disappointment, his phone rang. Linebacker Ray Lewis was reaching out to the Miami Hurricanes wide receiver and welcoming him to the family.

“I basically told him that I was ready to make that next step, ready to train,” Streeter said Sunday, the final day of the team’s three-day rookie minicamp in Owings Mills. “He took it upon himself to extend that invitation. He stays probably 40 minutes away from me in Miami. He just invited me to come over, work out. I accepted it and we’ve been on a roll ever since.

”Since draft day, Lewis and Streeter have pumped iron and worked up a sweat together in Florida. Steeler, who at 23 is 13 years younger than Lewis, marveled at his new teammate’s work ethic.

“It’s been tough. He pushes his body to the limit,” Streeter said. “It’s no surprise that he plays the way he plays on game day and why he’s been playing so long in the NFL."

Standing tall at 6 feet 5, Streeter was easy to spot during Sunday's practice. His size and speed are his most enticing attributes, but the deep threat has a long way to go to become a complete receiver. Streeter had 52 catches for 967 yards and nine touchdowns in three seasons at Miami. 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh provided this scouting report: “First impression, he’s really tall. Second impression, he’s really fast. I’d say third impression, he’s going to be a good player.”

Streeter isn’t the only Ravens rookie who is being mentored by one of the team’s Pro Bowlers. Safety Christian Thompson, a fourth-round pick, has been getting advice from safety Ed Reed.

“Being a DB, you always want to play under the best players and Ed Reed, to me, is the best,” Thompson said. “Being able to play under him is a blessing. I wouldn’t trade that for the world.”

Streeter said he would always remember how 31 teams passed on him, but he, too, feels blessed to be given the opportunity to be with the Ravens and around Lewis, a former Hurricane himself.

“I kind of felt like a lot of people didn’t believe in me even though I believe in myself. I thank God that the coaches believed in me and gave me this opportunity,” the introspective Streeter said. “Ever since I got that phone call on draft day, I had the mindset that I was willing to work.”


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Tommy Streeter felt snubbed during draft , more physicaly defined than expected

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Sixth-rounder WR Tommy Streeter expected to be taken in the second or third round during the draft. “I'm extremely hungry," Streeter said. "I kind of felt like a lot of people didn't believe in me even though I believe in myself."

Streeter is more physically defined than expected. Maybe he’s been hitting the weight room this spring.


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Tommy Streeter could provide vertical threat

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OWINGS MILLS — Tommy Streeter bolted past a Virginia Tech cornerback toward the corner of the end zone last fall, elevating high into the air to haul in a touchdown pass on a fade route.

Bigger, stronger and faster than defensive backs, the towering University of Miami wide receiver routinely accelerated away from the pack to gain separation during an encouraging junior season.

The athletic 6-foot-5, 220-pounder did enough to convince the Baltimore Ravens to draft him in the sixth round with the 198th overall selection.

“I feel like it’s always a mismatch whenever I’m on the field,” Streeter told the Times in a telephone interview prior to reporting for a three-day rookie minicamp that began Friday. “It’s rare to have a cornerback that’s big and physical and fast. There might be a little guy that can run with you, but I feel like when it comes time to match up with me in either one of those departments, it’s rare to have the size and the speed and be a physical enough player to cover me.”

Streeter isn’t exaggerating about his physical prowess. This isn’t your typical sixth-round draft pick.

It’s unique to find a wide receiver who has NBA shooting guard size who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds with a 10-5 broad jump that can bench press 225 pounds 17 times.

“Tommy was the best player on our board,” Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta said. “We were excited about him. It’s unusual to get a receiver with that kind of size who can run like that. These kinds of guys are rare at times. If you have a chance to get a guy like that and you are in the right position in the draft, it’s probably a good thing and he was the guy.”

The Ravens envision Streeter operating initially as an imposing red-zone target and deep threat to complement starting wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith.

Streeter declared early for the draft in anticipating of going much higher in the draft. The Ravens signed him to a four-year, $2.194 million contract that includes a $94,500 signing bonus.

He thrived last season in his lone year as a regular starter for the Hurricanes, catching a career-high 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns. He won a Most Improved Player award and was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference by one publication.

The Ravens ended Streeter’s anxiety, obtaining a downfield target with a ton of upside.

Streeter averaged 17.63 yards per reception last season after catching only six passes during his first two seasons.

Streeter acknowledged that his route-running can still use more polish and diversity.

“Yeah, I can agree with that,” said Streeter, who worked out privately for the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins before the draft. “I wasn’t asked to run all the double-moves and different routes due to the offense I was in. I did what was asked of me. Everybody has a job or skill set different than the other guys. The coaches took advantage of that.”

“You bring me in as a deep threat to stretch the field vertically. There are areas I can work on, dropping my hips and working on my technique to explode out of my routes and create separation. It’s a process. Going into the league, I’m excited for the challenge. I just want to get better.”

Once former Temple coach Al Golden took over the Miami program, everything clicked for Streeter after barely being utilized by previous coach Randy Shannon.

“I was given an opportunity,” Streeter said. “Coach Golden came in and, he had the mindset of not basing anything off the old coaches or how the other staff felt. He went off what he saw. I had the mentality to prove myself and got the opportunity.”

“Those guys came in at the bowl game and watched practice. That was the time my opportunity had begun from that moment. The coaches did a great job of pushing me and trying to get the best out of me. Coach Golden does a great job of developing you on and off the field and getting you mentally tough by conditioning your mind to be a well-rounded young man.”

That definitely fits Streeter’s description.

Streeter is deeply religious and his mother is the pastor of a Baptist church in Hollywood, Fla.

“My faith is something that’s very important to me,” Streeter said. “It kind of shapes and molds everything that I do. The way that I present myself in the community and the kind of person that I am is all because of my faith. My parents instilled positive things in me to make me a better man. I’m a humble servant of Christ.”

Streeter feels fortunate to wind up in Baltimore.

The Ravens are the defending AFC North champions. They have an established veteran in Boldin to learn from. And they have a strong-armed quarterback in Joe Flacco who’s capable of airing out long passes for Streeter to run under.

“It’s a great situation for me to learn from those guys and be groomed by them and the coaching staff to have success by giving me tips to take my game to the next level,” Streeter said. “It’s always exciting to have a guy like Joe Flacco that has good arm strength and can get the ball out there and let you catch the ball in stride and make big plays.”


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PHOTOS: Tommy Streeter At Ravens Rookie Camp

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Tommy Streeter ready to be red zone threat?

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According to the Carroll County Times, the Ravens may use No. 198 pick WR Tommy Streeter in the red zone.

Streeter is an imposing 6-foot-5, 219 pounds to go along with 4.40 40 speed, but admits he's extremely raw as a route runner after starting for just one season at the University of Miami. "I wasn’t asked to run all the double-moves and different routes due to the offense I was in," Streeter said. With Anquan Boldin, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta all still in the fold for the Ravens, we doubt Streeter will see frequent red-zone targets as a rookie.


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Tommy Streeter's Ravens Jersey

After signing his new 4-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, proCane Tommy Streeter tweeted a photo of his new #11 jersey.

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Tommy Streeter Signs Contract With Ravens

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Ravens agreed to terms with No. 198 overall pick WR Tommy Streeter on a four-year contract.

Taking over the No. 1 receiver role from Leonard Hankerson, Streeter was too big and fast for college defensive backs as a junior. Although his inexperience, inconsistent hands, and raw route running scared teams off early in the draft, Streeter is an interesting flier as a future deep threat.

Streeter’s 4-yearr contract is worth $2,194,000 with a signing bonus of $94,500. His average salary is $548,500 and expires in 2015.


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Decision by proCanes underclassmen to enter NFL Draft may have cost them a lot of money

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CORAL GABLES — Tommy Streeter appears to have made a $2 million mistake.

The University of Miami's leading receiver last year, Streeter - along with four other teammates - opted out of his final season of eligibility in December to enter the NFL Draft.

Some draft analysts graded the 6-foot-5, 219-pound Streeter as a second-round pick, not surprising since he impressed teams at the NFL Combine in February by running 40 yards in 4.4 seconds, the eighth-fastest clocking.

But by the time the NFL Draft arrived last Thursday, Streeter's stock was tumbling. Questions regarding his route-running and a "one-year wonder" label seemed to overshadow his rare combination of size and speed.

Instead of the second round, Streeter was left hanging until the Baltimore Ravens took him with the 198th overall pick late in the sixth round.
According to a long-time NFL agent with access to contract information, the average second-round draft choice in 2011 earned $2.2 million in guarantees. A sixth-rounder received an average of $101,000 guaranteed.

"Tommy Streeter should have come back to school," ESPN's Todd McShay said this week. "He knew the risks. I thought he could have used more time."

Streeter wasn't alone. His four other underclassmen teammates, with the possible exception of Dolphins' third-round pick Olivier Vernon, all were selected below where they were projected. In the case of defensive tackle Marcus Forston, he wasn't even drafted.

Lamar Miller may have been an even bigger loser than Streeter. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. included Miller in first-round mock drafts into February and most analysts listed the 5-11, 212-pound sprinter as one of the top four running backs in the draft.

But Miller, dogged by concerns about a surgically-repaired shoulder, lasted until the fourth round and 97th overall selection, where the Dolphins traded up for him.

How much money did Miller leave on the table? Judging by last year's rookie contracts, he may have lost millions.

Stanford's Sione Fua, the 97th overall selection in the 2011 draft, signed a four-year contract for $2.6 million. Offensive tackle Derrick Sherrod, the final pick of the first round in 2011, signed a four-year deal for $6.6 million. Sherrod also received a $3.3 million signing bonus compared to a $514,000 bonus for Fua.

So who's to blame?

You can start with the players themselves. Each of the UM quintet chose not to petition the NFL Draft Advisory Board, a committee of general managers and personnel directors who advise underclassmen on their draft status.

"In 15 years of coaching, I've never seen that," UM coach Al Golden said last month. "It's a function of what the young person is listening to."
Which brings us to Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for all five underclassmen.

Rosenhaus declined an interview request for this story. But during his weekly appearance on WQAM this week, Rosenhaus sidestepped a question regarding his clients' choice not to query the NFL Draft Advisory Board and didn't assign himself any responsibility for what, in retrospect, seems like poor decisions by the players to turn pro.


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Did the Ravens get a late steal in Tommy Streeter?

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Despite the uncertainty over who will be their third wide receiver this season, the Ravens waited until the final couple hours of the 2012 NFL draft weekend to address the wide receiver position. Late in the sixth round, the Ravens drafted Miami wide receiver Tommy Streeter. He was the 27th receiver drafted this year, but based on pre-draft rankings from several draft publications and websites, the Ravens got good value with the selection.

Sports Illustrated and Athlon Sports both projected Streeter as a third-round pick. Pro Football Weekly, CBS Sports, Walter Football, NFL.com, and ESPN’s Scouts Inc. had him as a fourth-round or fifth-round prospect.

From his SI profile: “Streeter is coming off a tremendous season and has a lot of upside to his game. He plays fast and plays big and possesses all the skills to eventually develop into a No. 2 receiver for an NFL team.”

After catching just total six passes in 2009 and 2010, Streeter was Miami’s leading receiver with 46 receptions for 811 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011. He averaged 18.6 yards per catch during his Hurricanes career. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds at the scouting combine. His size and straight-line speed are similar to Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill, who was taken by the New York Jets in the middle of the second round.

“You get someone like that, our coaches are really, really happy to work with a guy [like him],” general manager Ozzie Newsome said.

So why was Streeter still there for the Ravens at pick No. 198?

“Tommy was the best player on our board. We were excited about him,” director of player personnel Eric DeCosta said. “It’s unusual to get a receiver with that kind of size who can run like that. Ozzie alluded to another size/speed guy that we developed a long time ago -- Michael Jackson. These kinds of guys are rare at times, the measurable. If you have a chance to get a guy like that and you are in the right position in the draft, it’s probably a good thing, and he was the guy. We hadn’t addressed the position. There were some other guys that we liked at the receiver position that got taken, and he was clearly the best guy at the time for us to take.”


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Ravens' Tommy Streeter: 'It's always a mismatch'

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OWINGS MILLS -- Tommy Streeter bolted past a VirginiaTech cornerback toward the corner of the end zone, elevating high into the air to haul in a touchdown pass on a fade route.

Bigger, stronger and faster than defensive backs, the towering University of Miami wide receiver routinely accelerated away from the pack to gain separation during an encouraging junior season.

The athletic 6-foot-5, 220-pounder did enough to convince the Baltimore Ravens to draft him in the sixth round with the 198th overall selection.

"I feel like it's always a mismatch whenever I'm on the field," Streeter told the Times in a telephone interview. "It's rare to have a cornerback that's big and physical and fast. There might be a little guy that can run with you, but I feel like when it comes time to match up with me in either one of those departments, it's rare to have the size and the speed and be a physical enough player to cover me."

Streeter isn't exaggerating about his physical prowess. This isn't your typical sixth-round draft pick.

It's unique to find a wide receiver who has NBA shooting guard size who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds with a 10-5 broad jump that can bench press 225 pounds 17 times.

"Tommy was the best player on our board," Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta said. "We were excited about him. It’s unusual to get a receiver with that kind of size who can run like that. These kinds of guys are rare at times. If you have a chance to get a guy like that and you are in the right position in the draft, it’s probably a good thing and he was the guy."

The Ravens envision Streeter operating initially as an imposing red-zone target and deep threat to complement starting wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith.

He'll compete for the third wide receiver job with Tandon Doss and others.

Streeter declared early for the draft in anticipating of going much higher in the draft.

He thrived last season in his lone year as a regular starter for the Hurricanes, catching a career-high 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns. He won a Most Improved Player award and was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference by one publication.

"I kind of thought I would get picked in the second round or third round," Streeter said. "After those rounds went by, it got to the point where like, 'I know I'm going to make it out of this round.' Things weren't falling that way. I stayed next to my phone and kept watching the draft. It was out of my hands at that point.

"I believe in God and I knew I would be picked. I'm definitely excited to go to a team with such great players and great coaches. I couldn't ask for a better situation. I'm ready to get in there and get to work."

The Ravens ended Streeter's anxiety, obtaining a downfield target with a ton of upside.

Streeter averaged 17.63 yards per reception last season after catching only six passes during his first two seasons..

Streeter acknowledged that his route-running can still use more polish and diversity.

"Yeah, I can agree with that," said Streeter, who worked out privately for the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins before the draft. "I wasn't asked to run all the double-moves and different routes due to the offense I was in. I did what was asked of me. Everybody has a job or skill set different than the other guys. The coaches took advantage of that.

"You bring me in as a deep threat to stretch the field vertically. There are areas I can work on, dropping my hips and working on my technique to explode out of my routes and create separation. It's a process. Going into the league, I'm excited for the challenge. I just want to get better."

Once former Temple coach Al Golden took over the Miami program, everything clicked for Streeter after barely being utilized by previous coach Randy Shannon.

"I was given an opportunity," Streeter said. "Coach Golden came in and, he had the mindset of not basing anything off the old coaches or how the other staff felt. He went off what he saw. I had the mentality to prove myself and got the opportunity.

"Those guys came in at the bowl game and watched practice. That was the time my opportunity had begun from that moment. The coaches did a great job of pushing me and trying to get the best out of me. Coach Golden does a great job of developing you on and off the field and getting you mentally tough by conditioning your mind to be a well-rounded young man."

That definitely fits Streeter's description

Streeter is deeply religious and his mother is the pastor of a Baptist church in Hollywood, Fla.

"My faith is something that's very important to me," Streeter said. "It kind of shapes and molds everything that I do. The way that I present myself in the community and the kind of person that I am is all because of my faith. My parents instilled positive things in me to make me a better man. I'm a humble servant of Christ."

Streeter feels fortunate to wind up in Baltimore.

The Ravens are the defending AFC North champions. They have an established veteran in Boldin to learn from. And they have a strong-armed quarterback in Joe Flacco who's capable of airing out long passes for Streeter to run under.

"It's a great situation for me to learn from those guys and be groomed by them and the coaching staff to have success by giving me tips to take my game to the next level," Streeter said. "It's always exciting to have a guy like Joe Flacco that has good arm strength and can get the ball out there and let you catch the ball in stride and make big plays."


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proCane Draft Round Up

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Olivier Vernon (Junior) was the first proCane drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft going to the Miami Dolphins with the 9th pick of the 3rd Round 72nd pick overall.

Sean Spence (Senior) followed Olivier Vernon by getting picked with the 23rd pick of the 3rd Round and 86th pick overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Lamar Miller (Redshirt Sophomore) was then picked in the 4th Round by the Miami Dolphins with the 2nd pick in the 4th round, 97th pick overall.

Travis Benjamin (Senior) was selected by the Cleveland Browns three spots later with the 5 pick in the 4th round, 100 overall.

We then had to wait till the 6th round for Tommy Streeter (Junior) to be selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 198th pick overall, 28th pick in the 6th Round.

Brandon Washington (Junior) followed Streeter by getting picked by the Philadelphia Eagles 2 picks later with the 30th pick in the 6th round, 200th pick overall.

Below are the free agent signing which will be constantly updated:

Chase Ford TE (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Philadelphia Eagles
Marcus Forston DL (Junior) - Undrafted Free Agent - New England Patriots
Micanor Regis DL (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Atlanta Falcons
LaRon Byrd WR (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Arizona Cardinals
Adewale Ojomo DE (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - New York Giants
Jacory Harris QB (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Miami Dolphins (TRYOUT) & Arizona Cardinals (TRYOUT)
Tyler Horn C (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Atlanta Falcons
Aldarius Johnson WR (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent -
JoJo Nicolas DB/S (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - New York Giants
Joel Figueroa OL (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Miami Dolphins (TRYOUT)
Lee Chambers DB (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent -
Chris Ivory LS (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent -
Harland Gunn OL (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Dallas Cowboys
Mike Williams DB (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent -
Andrew Smith DE (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent -
Jordan Futch LB (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marcus Robinson DE/LB (Senior) - Undrafted Free Agent -


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Tommy Streeter's size and speed 'rare'

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Director of player personnel Eric DeCosta compared sixth-round pick WR Tommy Streeter's size and speed (6-5, 4.4 second in 40-yard dash) to former Ravens WR Michael Jackson. "These kind of guys are rare sometimes," DeCosta said. "If you have the chance to get a guy like that ... it's probably a good thing."

Streeter's route running isn't polished, but at 6-5 with a 4.4 40, he could be a work in progress. Streeter finally gives Baltimore a WR with some height.

Caught 46 passes for 811 yards as a junior in 2011, when he started 7 of 12 games. ... Eight catches went for touchdowns, which tied him for eighth place on Miami's single-season list. ... Received Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player of the Year Award ... Had only six catches and one touchdown as a redshirt freshman and sophomore. ... Ranked the No. 88 prospect by Rivals.com coming out of high school, No. 153 by Scout.com.


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Two proCanes Projected To Go In the 2nd Round

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45. St. Louis Rams: Lamar Miller, Miami, RB: Steven Jackson is starting to slow down, so the time is right to add an explosive complementary runner to shoulder some of the offensive load.

58. Houston Texans: Tommy Streeter, Miami, WR: The Texans' receiving corps needs a legitimate vertical threat to alleviate some of the pressure on Andre Johnson. Streeter possesses the size and athleticism to create mismatches against one-on-one coverage.


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Todd McShay Predicts 7 proCanes To Be Drafted

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In his seven-round mock draft released Wednesday night, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay projects seven Hurricanes will be chosen. They are Lamar Miller (2nd round, 59th overall to Green Bay), Olivier Vernon (3rd round, 80th overall to Arizona), Sean Spence (4th round, 124th overall to Buffalo), Tommy Streeter (5th round, 154th over New York Jets), Brandon Washington (5th, 159th overall to Pittsburgh), Marcus Forston (6th round, 176th overall to Jacksonville) and Travis Benjamin (6th round, 191st overall to Cincinnati). By comparison, McShay predicts nine players from national champion Alabama will be drafted, although five are projected to go in the first round.


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Tommy Streeter To The Titans?

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GM Ruston Webster insists that he will only select a receiver if one has attributes that none of the WRs on the roster possess. Miami (Fla.) WR Tommy Streeter (6-5, 219) is fast, rangy and can provide the Titans with a target in red-zone situations. Of Tennessee's top five WRs, only one is taller than 6-1.


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Tommy Streeter 2012 Draft Scouting Report

Player Name: Tommy Streeter
School: Miami
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 219 lbs
40 Time: 4.40

Streeter is the classic freak wide receiver that has all of the tools and potential of a first-round pick, but boasts the experience and production of a mid-rounder. He’s a classic boom-or-bust candidate.

Strengths
Has great size and length for the position. Can really separate from corners easily and get back behind the defense, due to his nice combination of length and speed. Has the height and vertical to go up over his defender and get the ball at it’s highest point. Will win most jump balls. Is a true red-zone asset and can make all the catches that will be asked of him near the goal-line. Has flashed the ability to make plays with his legs and add on yards after the catch. Shows good concentration and focus. Will go over the middle and make the tough catch. Good combine showing and a seemingly limitless ceiling.

Weaknesses
Very inexperienced and pretty one-dimensional. Still very raw. Hands and route-running are far from consistent. Needs to work on his fundamentals and understanding the game. Doesn’t possess much versatility. Not the quickest receiver. Doesn’t have the best acceleration initially.

Overall
Major project player at the next level. Has a beautiful blend of size, speed, and tools, but he has very little experience and will need to really work on route-running and catching the ball at the next level. He’ll be a mid-rounder due to his talent and upside, but whoever drafts him should know he isn’t likely to be anything more than a one-dimensional vertical threat for the first couple years in the league.




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Todd McShay: As many as nine Miami Hurricanes could get drafted

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CORAL GABLES – ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay said he wouldn't be shocked to see as many as nine former Miami Hurricanes players selected next week, but "a safe bet" is seven.

McShay said on a conference call Tuesday he expects running back Lamar Miller, receivers Tommy Streeter and Travis Benjamin, linebacker Sean Spence, offensive lineman Brandon Washington, defensive tackle Marcus Forston and defensive end Olivier Vernon to be drafted.

He described defensive end Adewale Ojomo and defensive tackle Micanor Regis as "on the fringe," and listed receiver LaRon Byrd and tight end Chase Ford as "sleepers" late in the seven-round draft.

Miller is projected to be the first 'Canes player taken. McShay said on-air Tuesday that Miller would be a "steal" for the Denver Broncos at No. 57. Later, on the conference call, he noted, "Olivier Vernon of all those guys after Miller is most intriguing to me. … I think he's a better player than maybe the perception [of him]."

McShay said the 6-foot-2, 262-pound Vernon can play both end and outside linebacker in the NFL.

"He has some stiffness, there's no question," McShay noted. "He's not a great athlete and his production didn't always match up [to his talent]. And I've heard some things. Is he mature enough?

"But if he his focused and doing all the right things and working and 100 percent dedicated to football, he's well-built, solid, strong, shows some quickness off the line and he has a chance to make an impact as a pass rusher at the next level."

McShay said "there's a strong chance" Streeter will be drafted in the third or fourth round, but he personally would have a hard time drafting him in the first four rounds.

"There's a lot of interest because of his height, weight and speed and certainly he's a great athlete. He has more potential than we've seen him do at Miami," McShay said. "But the tape just doesn't match up with what I see."

McShay said he doubts quarterback Jacory Harris will be drafted at all.

"He showed some flashes this past year. I thought he would be better this past year, but the inconsistency jumps out," McShay said, citing turnovers. He added that there are concerns from NFL teams about Harris' durability because of his relatively thin frame.

"But he has enough arm talent, so it's not to say he won't one day land on a roster if he's able to continue to develop somehow. It's just tough to develop as a quarterback. There's nowhere to really go and get good from this point on."


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4 proCane-to-be WRs Ranked in the Top 58

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31. Tommy Streeter, Miami, 6-5, 219. This is a big receiver who ran a 4.37 40 at the combine. He does not play that fast, however. Streeter does not have ideal body control and is not an efficient route runner. He makes catches in traffic, but his hands are suspect. He came out early and was not a very productive player. Streeter is a similar prospect to Stephen Hill but isn't as gifted.

34. Travis Benjamin, Miami, 5-10, 172. He's a smaller receiver with very good speed and return ability. He ran a 4.36 40 at the combine and vertical jumped 38 inches. He was a four-year letterman and a productive college player.

45. Aldarius Johnson, Miami

54. LaRon Byrd, Miami

See the rest of the rankings here.


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Miami Dolphins like Tommy Streeter

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In the NFL Draft, teams often find themselves drafting players close to home. This phenomenon is not about it being easier to cultivate local talent, it’s about building a relationship with players.

It just happens to be, that in most cases, college players are more apt to build pipeline relationships with teams close to them. There are exceptions to that rule, for example, the Patriots’ connection with Florida players because of Bill Belicheck’s relationship with Urban Meyer.

The Miami Dolphins, at least in recent memory, haven’t had that sort of a relationship with Florida schools.

According to reports, they’re looking to start building a rapport with Florida kids. The Dolphins happen to need help at Wide Receiver, and Tommy Streeter is fairly high on the Dolphin’s board.

Streeter’s height, weight, and speed really turned heads at the combine. Anyone that watched Miami, however, shouldn’t have been surprised with Streeter’s game-changing athleticism.

In contrast to his athleticism, Streeter’s ability to grab the ball in traffic has been going under the radar. Although Streeter is admittedly raw, he’s a lot further along than most draft experts give him credit for.

Streeter didn’t get a lot of time before last season, but he proved to be a play-maker with a Quarterback that couldn’t hit a barn from ten yards away. He can get deep at will, and that should help him get on the field early on in his career.

Tommy Streeter’s stock has been falling as of late, but I think he’ll be drafted in the late third or early forth.

The Miami Dolphins will probably look to add multiple Wide Receivers in this particularly deep draft class. The Dolphins are weak at Wide Receiver after they traded away Brandon Marshall.


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Sleeper WRs to target in the later rounds: No. 3 -- Streeter

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The Titans' willingness to meet with Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd and South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery may show their need for a bigger receiver. If both are taken by the time Tennessee picks, Miami (Fla.) WR Tommy Streeter may be a viable alternative. At 6-5, 219, Streeter is a tall, rangy receiver who is tough to defend on fades in the end zone. Streeter has also flashed exceptional speed for his size.


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Lamar Miller, Streeter content with 40-yard times at combine, sit out drill at UM Pro Day

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With a representative from each NFL team in attendance at the University of Miami's annual Pro Day, graduating seniors and those declaring for the NFL Draft had an opportunity to showcase their skills.

But former Miami Hurricanes running back Lamar Miller and wide receiver Tommy Streeter didn't think they had much else to prove in Thursday's Pro Day.

After Miller finished the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds, the fastest time among running backs, and Streeter also ran a 4.40 at the NFL Combine in February, they decided to sit that drill out Thursday. Instead, the two participated in position drills.

"I think I did pretty good," said Miller, who had his sling taken off his surgically repaired shoulder three weeks ago. "I had a very good day catching the ball out of the backfield, doing the position drills."

Miller, who is fighting with Boise State's Doug Martin, Oregon's LaMichael James and Virginia Tech's David Wilson to be the second running back taken in this year's draft, is unsure of where he'll end up being selected.

"Some people are talking about late first round, some people are talking about early second," Miller said. "I really don't know. … I feel like I'm a first-round guy. Everybody has that mentality, though."

Streeter is trying to use the same approach.

"Every round is realistic," Streeter said. "You don't know until draft day, A lot of times people make mock drafts, but you never really know until draft day. So I'm just praying and trying to control everything that I can."


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Tommy Streeter Combine Video




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Jacory Harris and Tommy Streeter working out with WR Antonio Brown at Greentree.

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Tommy Streeter Could Rise To the 2nd Round

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Receiver Tommy Streeter could rise to the second round; he ran a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash Sunday. But Mayock told Irvin that Streeter, 6-5 and 219 pounds, “rarely makes a catch on an in-breaking route. He doesn’t block anybody, doesn’t know how to run routes.

“He might go in the second or third round, but he’s not a second- or third-round talent. He’s just an athletic, tall, fast guy right now. If he had stayed another year to develop his skills, he might [have been] a first-round pick.”


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Tommy Streeter runs 4.4-flat at Combine

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Miami (FL) WR Tommy Streeter ran an official forty-yard dash of 4.40 at the Scouting Combine, and was "unofficially" clocked as fast as 4.34.

At 6-foot-5, 219, he's a freak of nature. Streeter will particularly appeal to NFL teams that upgrade prospects for workout numbers. (And there are plenty of them, even in the post-Al Davis era.) In terms of production, Streeter was less impressive in college. His only big year came as a junior (2011), when Streeter caught 46 balls for 811 yards. He's a project.


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proCane Combine Grades & Measurements

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Jacory Harris Grade 51
6'3" Height
32 1/8" Arm Length
203LBS. Weight
9 3/4" Hands

Travis Benjamin Grade 73
5'10" Height
31 3/4" Arm Length
172LBS. Weight
8 3/4" Hands

Marcus Forston Grade 64.5
6'3" Height
300LBS. Weight

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Lamar Miller Grade 87
5'11" Height
31 3/8" Arm Length
212LBS. Weight
9 1/4" Hands

Sean Spence Grade 80.2
5'11" Height
222LBS. Weight

Tommy Streeter Grade 71
6'5" Height
34 3/4" Arm Length
219LBS. Weight
9 1/2" Hands

Olivier Vernon Grade 82
6'4" Height
265LBS. Weight

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Brandon Washington Grade 66
6'3" Height
33" Arm Length
320LBS. Weight
9 3/4" Hands


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Redskins To Go After Tommy Streeter?

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The Redskins often go with the best player available later in the draft. An interesting prospect here might be Tommy Streeter of Miami. He’s another big guy at 6-5. Streeter didn’t play much until his 2011 junior season. Streeter became a big-play guy leading the ACC with an average of 17.6 yards per catch. He should get a good look from the Redskins at the combine as a third-day project.


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Future proCanes intend to use the NFL Combine to boost their draft stock

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AVENTURA – Olivier Vernon trotted past the finish line so fast Pete Bommarito just about triple checked his stopwatch. The former University of Miami standout who left school early to enter the NFL draft had just ran a 40-yard dash time that would be declared fast for a linebacker. Ironically, that's the position most NFL experts believe this Hurricanes defensive end might end up playing.

"Don't you dare write that down," said Bommarito, the founder and CEO of Bommarito Performance, a training program that works with NFL and MLB players.

Bommarito immediately became paranoid, and no longer trusted the 40-yard dash times he had on the 50 NFL draft prospects he's trained for this week's NFL Combine, and their school's Pro Day.

Suspecting his times were wind assisted during their Tuesday workout Bommarito spends 15 minutes changing directions of the sprints. But Vernon runs another fast 40-time fellow teammate, UM linebacker Sean Spence, is envious of.

If Vernon manages to keep that pace at this week's NFL combine his lukewarm draft stock will certainly heat up.

"I want to show off my athletic ability. I want to show I'm versatile. I want to show I can play in any scheme, a 4-3 or a 3-4," said Vernon, who contributed 18 tackles, and 1.5 sacks in the six games he played last season. "I don't want to be looked at as a defensive end."

Vernon, who contributed 39 tackles and six sacks in 2010, missed six games because of an NCAA suspension. Plenty Hurricane fans second guessed his decision to enter the NFL draft, but he has plenty of company in his early exodus to the NFL.

A record-setting 65 underclassmen entered this year's draft class, and five of them were Hurricanes.

Tailback Lamar Miller skipped his final two seasons at UM after rushing for 1,272 yards and nine touchdowns. However, he's got a pretty decent excuse considering tailbacks have a short shelf life in the NFL.

Miller, who is often compared to Clinton Portis, is projected as a second-round pick, and is unanimously viewed as one of the draft's top three tailbacks.

Tommy Streeter, who led the Hurricanes in catches (46), receiving yards (811) and touchdown catches (eight), cashed out after his one breakout season. Streeter hopes his rare blend of speed (6-foot-5), size and athleticism pushes him up the draft boards.

Brandon Washington left UM after playing out of position as a tackle his junior season. This offensive guard is viewed as one of the draft's top 50 prospects.

"I felt like I was ready for the next level," said Washington, who a first-team All-ACC left guard selection as a sophomore. "My mindset was different. I'm ready to play against grown men."

Defensive tackle Marcus Fortson played in three games last season before blowing out his knee. He could have petitioned the NCAA for another year of eligibility, but preferred to move on.

"It is unusual to have that many [early entries] especially given the record they had last year. I don't know what the situation is," said Mike Mayock, NFL Network's draft analyst. "I'm an Al Golden proponent. I live in Philadelphia. He came from Temple. I don't know if he went down there with a different way of doing things, and that's why so many underclassmen left. I don't know that answer. But we're not talking about five first-round picks like in the old days at Miami."

The early defections gutted the Hurricanes' talent base. But UM's loss could be the NFL's gain.

All of the early entrants were invited to the combine, and with strong performances in the draft process their draft stock could rise considerably.

The recent success of former Hurricanes tight end Jimmy Graham, a third-round pick who made it to the Pro Bowl last year, and undrafted success stories like Sam Shields and Antonio Dixon proves the UM brand still has some cache.

"I'm a physical specimen, a physical playmaker, a guy who creates mismatches on any area of the field," said Streeter, who'll receive his degree this spring. "I still feel like the first round is still a possibility….I control my own destiny."


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