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Osemele, Gradkowski compete for starting job with Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens lost veteran left guard Ben Grubbs this offseason and immediately turned to the draft to fill his shoes.

The Ravens drafted Kelechi Osemele, a collegiate left tackle, in the 2nd round and then picked up Gino Gradkowski two rounds later. Both rookies will be given an opportunity to compete with Jah Reid for Grubbs’ old job.

Gradkowski also played center in college, and could be Matt Birk’s eventual replacement. He saw snaps at both center and guard in rookie camp. Osemele received a handful of snaps at left tackle, but it appears as though the Ravens are set on leaving him at guard.

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  • http://yardbarker/comcast jack king

    after watching wilfork of the patriots against grubb and birk I see why the oline is a concern. the 2011 oline was worthy. i would love to witness the rookie in live training camp. this 2012 team is talented

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