Russ Lande is the Director of Scouting for National Football Post. He is also the Director of Scouting for GM Jr. Scouting , and the host of The Next Level on The Big Ten Network. He worked as a Scout for the Rams and the Browns.
Steve asked Russ about if the Ravens go safety who is worthy at 32. Russ said he believes Jonathan Cyprien would be a great fit for the Ravens at 32, and that Eric Reid is athletically gifted and has incredible character. Russ also went on to say he would not take Matt Elam at 32 because he is short and has stiff hips and is nowhere near the athlete Reid and Cyprien are.
Bob asked Russ about what is the best round to get a wide out and who are the best fits for them. Russ said its always good to take WRs as early as possible but thinks the Ravens could look at guys like Chris Harper from Kansas St, and Da’Rick Rodgers of Tennessee Tech to be replacements for Anquan Boldin in round 3.
Steve asked Russ about Rolando McClain and if he would cut him and what he thinks of him as a player. Russ said he would probably cut him and was not a fan of Rolando coming out of college. Russ said he was vastly overrated and over-drafted coming out of Alabama. Russ also said when a guy has been in the league for years its not correctable, as opposed to a kid fresh out of college.
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