Where Ravens players ranked on national signing day

In honor of Wednesday's national signing day, when high school recruits begin to sign their letters of intent, let's take a look at how many of the Baltimore Ravens were graded by Rivals.com when they committed to their colleges. Click on the player's name to see what he looked like in high school.


Joe Flacco (Class of 2003): Three stars. Rated 39th among pro-style quarterbacks. In comparison, JaMarcus Russell (No. 6), Brady Quinn (No. 10), Matt Flynn (No. 16) and Matt Ryan (No. 25) all ranked higher. Flacco signed with Pittsburgh.

Tyrod Taylor (2007): Five stars. Rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback over Cam Newton, who became the NFL's No. 1 overall pick in 2011. Taylor signed with Virginia Tech.

Running backs

Justin Forsett (2003). Two stars. Not rated in a running back class that had Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch ranked as the top two. Forsett committed in April to Cal after Notre Dame didn't offer him a scholarship.

Bernard Pierce (2009). Two stars. Not rated in a running back class that had Bryce Brown and Trent Richardson ranked as the top two. Pierce signed with Temple.

Wide receivers

Torrey Smith (2007): Three stars. Rated as the 28th dual-threat quarterback, which was five spots behind Ryan Tannehill. Smith signed with Maryland.

Marlon Brown (2009): Four stars. Rated No. 5 among wide receivers and No. 53 among all national prospects. The No. 1 wide receiver in that class was Rueben Randle. Brown signed with Georgia.

Offensive linemen

Eugene Monroe (2005): Five stars. Rated as the third-best prospect regardless of position. The top player in this class was Derrick Williams, a linebacker who became third-round pick of Lions. Monroe was the top offensive tackle, six spots ahead of Michael Oher. He signed with Virginia.

Kelechi Osemele (2007): Three stars. Not rated as an offensive tackle in the same class as Monroe. Osemele signed with Iowa State.

Marshal Yanda (2005): Three stars. Attended North Iowa Area Community College for two years before going to Iowa.

Jeremy Zuttah (2004): Three stars. Rated as the 34th-best guard in the nation. Zuttah signed with Rutgers.

Defensive line

Haloti Ngata (2002): Five stars. Rated as the top defensive tackle and No. 2 among all players nationally. The top player was quarterback Vince Young. Ngata signed with Oregon.

Timmy Jernigan (2011): Four stars. Rated No. 2 among all defensive tackles. The top defensive tackle was was Anthony Johnson, who went undrafted out of LSU to the Miami Dolphins. Jernigan signed with Florida State.

DeAngelo Tyson (2008): Four stars. Rated No. 4 among defensive tackles, which was three spots ahead of Corey Liuget, a first-round pick of the Chargers. Tyson signed with Georgia.


C.J. Mosley (2011): Four stars. Rated as the No. 6 outside linebacker and No. 56 overall. Mosley signed with Alabama.

Elvis Dumervil (2002): Three stars. Not rated among defensive ends. Dumervil signed with Louisville.

Courtney Upshaw (2008): Four stars. Rated 12th among outside linebackers and 131st in the nation. Upshaw signed with Alabama.

Arthur Brown (2008): Five stars. Rated No. 2 among outside linebackers and No. 23 overall. Brown signed with Miami (Fla.).


Jimmy Smith (2006): Three stars. Rated No. 57 among athletes. Smith signed with Colorado.

Darian Stewart (2006): Three stars. Rated No. 35 among safeties. Stewart signed with South Carolina.

Matt Elam (2010): Five stars. Rated the No. 2 safety in his class and No. 25 nationally. The top safety was Keenan Allen, who is now a starting wide receiver for the Chargers. Elam signed with Florida.

Will Hill (2008): Five stars. Rated as the No. 1 athlete and No. 10 nationally. The No. 1 athlete that year was Terrelle Pryor, who want on to start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. Hill signed with Florida.

Terrence Brooks (2010): Three stars. Rated as the No. 45 cornerback. Brooks signed with Florida State.