Ravens' 4th and 5th round draft capsules

Ravens' 4th round pick Demetrius Williams

On the second day of the 2006 NFL Draft, the Ravens picked up an additional 7 players. Here is a breakdown of the 4 players taken in rounds 4 and 5.

Demetrius Williams
Drafted: 4th round (111th overall)
Position: Wide receiver
School: Oregon
Size: 6-foot-2, 197 pounds
Speed: 4.55 seconds
Statistics: 153 catches for 2,551 yards, 19 touchdowns, 16.7 average.
Honors: All-Pac 10 Conference second-team.

Strengths: Excellent body control, reaches top speed quickly, has good hands and can make the tough catch against man-to-man coverage with a good burst out of cuts.

Weaknesses: Needs to add bulk to lean frame. Makes the circus catch, but occasionally drops an easy one. Lacks elite speed and durability.

Quotable: "We had him down as one of the top receivers in the draft," director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said. "This was a guy that our coaches were very high on as possibly a third receiver for us initially and then down the line as a starter."


P. J. Daniels
Drafted: 4th round (132nd overall)
Position: Running back
School: Georgia Tech
Size: 5-foot-9, 214 pounds
Speed: 4.61 seconds
Statistics: Rushed for 3,340 career yards, 23 touchdowns with 56 catches for 369 yards and three scores.
Honors: Second-team all-conference selection, first-team all-academic choice.

Strengths: Tackle-breaking, third-down back candidate who runs hard, catches passes well and is a top-notch pass blocker.

Weaknesses: Lacks breakaway speed and initial burst. Isn't elusive and takes on larger tacklers too often.

Quotable: "When you lose Chester Taylor, P.J. Daniels is a plug-in player," director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said.


Dawan Landry
Drafted: 5th round (146th overall)
Position: Safety
School: Georgia Tech
Size: 6-foot, 220 pounds
Speed: 4.6 seconds
Statistics: Recorded 250 career tackles, seven interceptions, four fumble recoveries and three sacks.
Honors: All-conference second-team selection.

Strengths: Punishing hitter plays with a mean streak, excellent open-field tackler with strong instincts. Effective in the box and on the blitz.

Weaknesses: Lacks speed to stay with fast receivers and tight ends. Can be fooled by play-action fakes and needs to develop better discipline.

Quotable: "He's a big hitter," director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said. "He's probably not going to be the most athletic in terms of playing man-to-man, but we think he's really smart. He's got a chance to start this year and contribute."


Quinn Sypniewski
Drafted: Fifth round (166th overall)
Position: Tight end
School: Colorado
Size: 6-foot-6, 268 pounds
Speed: 4.77 seconds.
Statistics: Caught 44 career passes for 563 yards, five touchdowns.
Honors: Honorable-mention All-Big Twelve choice.

Strengths: Pummels blockers with huge frame, productive and tough. Could bulk up into an offensive tackle.

Weaknesses: Durability issues with multiple injuries to hamstring, ankle and toe. Stands too tall. Isn't elusive.

Quotable: "If we're going to run the football, then we're going to need someone that can handle the point of attack," general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "We think Quinn can do that."



Aaron Wilson writes Ravens Insider and the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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