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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ravens' Marshal Yanda a "red-star" player




From Tony Lombardi's "Q&A Eric DeCosta: Part II ~ With Boldin in nest, will Ravens' draft strategy change?"

March 9, 2010

TL: What is a red star player and have you drafted any over the past few seasons?

ED: A red-star player is a guy who is tough, durable, smart, productive and clean off the field from a character perspective. He’s got to play with a high motor and be relentless on tape. A few that we’ve drafted over the years include Haruki Nakamura, Marshal Yanda, Ed Reed, and Ray Rice. Oh, and Cedric Peerman was a red-star last year too. We lost him to Cleveland and then Detroit. Lardarius Webb could have been a red-star from an ability standpoint but some off-field concerns kept us from being able to designate him.

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