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OTL: Combine Wraps Up as NFL World Mourns Loss of Legendary Reporter

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By: Derek Arnold

Good Morning and Happy March, Flock. Before we get into the action from the NFL Combine as we continue to plod toward the start of a new league year, some somber news this morning.

Chris Mortenson of ESPN has passed away.

For fans of a certain age, there isn’t much more synonymous than “Mort Report” and the NFL. Mortsenen’s work on ESPN covering the NFL made following the league more enjoyable, period. We send our deepest condolences to Chris’s family and friends, and to the wider world of NFL fans. Mort will be missed.

In Indy over the weekend, RSR’s Nikhil Mehta hustled his rear end off to bring the Flock all the updates we could handle on prospects that the Ravens could be keeping an eye on.

With the Flock’s eyes on shoring up the offensive line, Nikhil filled us in on how some of the big uglies looked.

Washington tackle Troy Fautanu’s name has been on the minds of many Ravens fans recently, as he was expected to go somewhere in the 20’s in the Draft. However, as Nikhil notes, he kicked butt in Indy and may have raised his stock enough that he would no longer be a realistic option for Baltimore.

Moving from big guys to fast guys now. You may have heard that we have a new record in the 40-yard dash?

Xavier Worthy, WR from Texas, set the new record with a 4.21. He is currently expected to last until the second round, but it’s fair to wonder just how much his stock will rise as teams fall in love with that kind of blazing speed.

Georgia WR Ladd McConkey, also expected to be available when the Ravens pick at the end of the first, put up impressive numbers of his own.

Of note elsewhere…

Will Ravens Pounce on Free Agent RB? | The Athletic

Ed Reed laterals, John Harbaugh failed challenges, and a win over the Browns: what could be more Raven?

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