Baltimore Ravens: Who Will Replace Bart Scott?


Published: March 21, 2009


... million deal with the New York Jets. His departure means that the Ravens will have a young linebacker step up. Will it be Tavares Gooden, Antwan Barnes (pictured, No. 50), Brendon Ayanbadejo, or Prescott Burgess? Let's take a look.


Tavares Gooden

When the Ravens drafted Tavares Gooden in 2008 in the third round with the 71st overall pick, Ravens' fans were thrilled. Why? The Ravens had drafted another Miami linebacker.

That guy, Ray Lewis, turned out pretty well, if I don't say so myself. "T-Good," 24, stands 6'1", 235 pounds, very similar in size to Ray. Gooden is very athletic and can play inside linebacker and rush the passer.

The only knock on Gooden is that he's injury prone.

In three of his four college seasons, he missed time due to injuries and missed almost all of his rookie campaign. However, there is no doubt that Gooden can play, as he led his Miami defense with 100 tackles as a senior in 2007.

If Tav...

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