Cody likely to contribute early for Ravens

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Kelly Gregg figures to be the Ravens' starting nose tackle this season, and he remains a very valuable part of the line; active and productive, the 6-foot, 315-pound Gregg has racked up at least 56 tackles in every season in which he has started a full season for Baltimore. But rookie NT Terrence Cody will be a key part of the D-line rotation and could have a bigger impact than any other Ravens first-year player, the way we hear it. Listed four inches taller and 40 pounds heavier than the 33-year-old Gregg, Cody isn't going to rack up huge tackle totals — he had less than 30 in each of his two seasons at Alabama — but he will occupy two gaps and strengthen the Ravens' already stout interior run defense. Speaking to Baltimore reporters at the latest OTAs, head coach John Harbaugh praised Cody for how quickly he is picking up the Ravens' defense.


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