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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Oniel Cousins cut by Ravens, Draft Rewind 2008: What We Said:

Posted by Mike Florio/Profootballtalk on August 27, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT
Baltimore Ravens 2010 Headshots Teams aren’t required to cut to 80 players until Tuesday. But once teams get their third preseason games in the books, there’s no reason to keep the extra guys around.
The Ravens, who played the Redskins Thursday night, have made their cuts. The biggest name was tackle Oniel Cousins, a third-round draft choice in 2008, who appeared in every game last season — and who started the first two preseason games in 2011.

Ourlads Guide To The NFL Draft 2008:

Cousins, Oniel UTEP 6036 308 5.17
Two-year starter. Lacks the foot quickness to be a left tackle. Needs technique work. Struggles to redirect and footwork in pass protection is below average. Long arms. Needs more upper and lower body strength. Just started playing football in his sophomore year in high school. Projects from tackle to offensive guard. A work in progress. Has the frame to add positive weight to help him anchor and stop a charge. Plays with an aggressive attitude. Works to finish blocks. Lacks overall experience and is raw. Needs work on hand placement in both the pass and running game. An average athlete that has tools to work with. At this point he is a better run blocker, but will flash a punch to the breast plate at times. A developmental player with enough ability to make a team. OSR:23/42. Fifth/sixth round. (A- 35 3/8, H-9 5/8, BP-23, 10-1.81).