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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 7:21 pm | Updated: 7:31 pm, Wed Jun 12, 2013.
OWINGS MILLS - Both are considered long shots to make the Baltimore Ravens’ 53-man roster because of the Ravens’ depth along the defensive line, but undrafted rookies Will Pericak and Cody Larsen were both praised by Baltimore Pro Bowl defensive lineman Haloti Ngata following Tuesday’s minicamp practice.
Ngata was asked about third-round defensive Brandon Williams, but after talking some about Williams, Ngata brought up Pericak and Larsen.
“You have some of the free agent guys that are doing well, too, with Will [Pericak] and Cody [Larsen],” Ngata said. “They are doing really good and working real hard. It’s going to be exciting to see them in camp.”
Pericak (6-foot-4, 285 pounds) was a four-year starter at defensive tackle at Colorado and was selected honorable mention All-Big 12 during each of his final three collegiate seasons. He had 62 tackles, six tackles for a loss, two sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior last season.
Larsen (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) was a four-year starter at Southern Utah of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
Larsen was a three-time all-conference selection at Southern Utah and an FCS second-team All-American as a senior last season.
At his Pro Day in March, Larsen ran the 40-yard dash in 5.06 seconds, considered a solid time for a player of his size, and he did 40 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press, two more than any player did at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.