The Baltimore Ravens held their first full team practice under cloudy skies at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills early on Thursday morning.
With the music rocking and rolling, the players, donned in their shorts and helmets spent a portion of the morning going through their normal drills with position coaches before conducting their 11 on 11 drills.
The uptempo of the Ravens offense was on display as Joe Flacco and company continue to install new components.
Steve Smith Keeps Impressing
Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. continued to show why the Ravens went after the vaunted free agent during the offseason. Going against Lardarius Webb during one of the team drills, Smith Sr. torched past Webb for a 70-yard touchdown on a perfectly executed throw by Taylor.
While no words were exchanged this time between Smith Sr. and Webb, Smith Sr. did spin the ball after scoring.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's about as easy to pick out the Carolina Panthers' first-round draft pick in rookie minicamp as it is a Thoroughbred in a field full of ponies.
The way he effortlessly glides over the middle.
The way without leaving the ground he snatches passes out of thin air that other receivers have to put four to six inches between them and the turf to reach.
The way his long braids flutter in the wind as he distances himself from defensive backs.
It didn't take long for Kelvin Benjamin to wow the Panthers during rookie minicamp. "He's everything we thought he would be," coach Ron Rivera said.
The way his smile shines even under the brightest sunlight.
That he's 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and wears No. 13 doesn't hurt, either.