Jordan Swann, former St. Frances and James Madison cornerback, signs – The Mercury News

With the NFL draft over, the Ravens have turned their attention to the undrafted market.

Baltimore entered the draft with 63 players and made six picks, leaving space to add a big class. Here’s a look at the announced additions:

James Madison cornerback Jordan Swann: General manager Eric DeCosta said earlier this year that the team can never have too many cornerbacks, so the Ravens added more depth to the position with the signing of Swann.

Swann, who began his college career at Connecticut in 2017 and spent three seasons at Maine, had 24 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and one forced fumble in 11 games last year for James Madison.

Joining the Ravens is also something of a homecoming for the 5-foot-10, 181-pound cornerback. Swann is a native of Newark, Delaware, and spent his senior year of high school at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, where he helped the Panthers win the 2016 MIAA A Conference title.

SMU offensive lineman Jaylon Thomas: The Ravens added more depth to their offensive line with the signing of the 6-foot-5, 311-pound Thomas.

Thomas was a four-year starter at SMU, where he played all five positions along the line but primarily operated at left tackle as a sophomore and junior. The Mustangs ranked seventh nationally in passing offense (316.7 yards per game) and 15th in total offense (472.8) last season.

His addition marks the fifth rookie offensive lineman the Ravens have added over the last few weeks after Baltimore drafted Sala Aumavae-Laulu and Andrew Vorhees and signed Brandon Kipper and Tashawn Manning as undrafted free agents. Vorhees will miss the season, though, as he rehabs his torn ACL.

Ball State safety Jaquan Amos: The Ravens on Monday signed the 6-foot, 194-pound Amos, who spent last season at Ball State after one year at Iowa State and three at Villanova. They also waived undrafted free agent defensive end/fullback Levi Bell in a corresponding move.

In a dozen games last season, Amos, a Philadelphia native, tallied 95 tackles, half a sack, one interception and four passes defensed. Four times last year he had at least 11 tackles for the Cardinals, including a season-high 14 against Eastern Michigan.

Maryland wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr.: The 6-foot-3, 213-pound Demus, a Washington native, ranks fifth in career receiving touchdowns (14), seventh in career receiving yards (2,008) and ninth in career receptions (125) in Maryland history after five seasons with the Terps. A three-time All-Big Ten honorable mention, Demus suffered a season-ending knee injury during the fifth game of the 2021 season but returned to start 12 games a senior, catching 22 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown.

East Carolina running back Keaton Mitchell: The 5-8, 179-pound Mitchell is the son of Anthony Mitchell, who earned a roster spot with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2000 and was a reserve during the team’s run to the Super Bowl title. The younger Mitchell is a two-time first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection and ECU’s career leader in rushing yards per game (91.7) and yards per carry (6.54). Also a dangerous receiver and kick returner, he tied for fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2022 with 1,837 all-purpose yards.

Kentucky offensive lineman Tashawn Manning: The 6-3, 327-pound Manning, a former defensive lineman, played in 42 career games with 26 starts in five seasons at Auburn and one at Kentucky. The Apopka, Florida, native started 12 of 13 games at right guard for the Wildcats in 2022.

Nebraska tight end Travis Vokolek: The 6-6, 259-pound set career highs with 20 catches, 240 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 10 games, including nine starts, in 2022. His father, D.J., has been a college coach since 1993 and is currently the defensive coordinator at Southern Illinois.

USTA cornerback Corey Mayfield Jr.: The 5-11, 190-pound Mayfield recorded 63 tackles, including a team-high 50 solo, and recorded three interceptions, 13 pass breakups and three sacks in 2022 to earn first-team All-Conference USA honors. Forney, Texas, native was also an All-CUSA honorable mention in 2021 and 2020.

Oregon State offensive tackle Brandon Kipper: The 6-5, 318-pound Kipper started 45 straight games for the Beavers, the fourth-longest streak in program history. He earned a 75.0 blocking grade from Pro Football Focus in 2022, including a 76.6 mark in run blocking, as part of an offense that rushed for 196.5 yards per game.

Delaware quarterback Nolan Henderson: The 6-1, 195-pound Henderson threw for 3,216 yards with 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions and rushed for 149 yards and four scores last season, earning All-Colonial Athletic Association second team honors.

Shepherd tight end Brian Walker: The 6-5, 240-pound Walker, a Clarksburg graduate, earned first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East honors in 2022 with 63 receptions for 799 yards and five touchdowns. He also has experience as a long snapper.

Rutgers wide receiver Sean Ryan: The 6-2, 200-pound Ryan led the Scarlet Knights with 440 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2022. The Brooklyn native previously played for West Virginia and Temple.

Ohio defensive end Kaieem Caesar: The 6-1, 316-pound Caesar, a team captain, recorded 25 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 12 games in 2022.

Monmouth running back Owen Wright: The 5-11, 225-pound Wright, a Bethesda native and Georgetown Prep graduate, led Monmouth with 16 rushing touchdowns and 17 total touchdowns in 2022, ranked second with 304 rushing yards and contributed five tackles on special teams. He previously played at William & Mary. His grandfather, Brig Owens, was a standout defensive back for Washington in the 1960s and 1970s.

Vanderbilt cornerback Jeremy Lucien: The 6-2, 199-pound Lucien made 47 tackles, including 33 solo, in his lone season at Vanderbilt after transferring from Connecticut.

Colorado State Pueblo defensive tackle Trey Botts: The 6-2, 284-pound Botts recorded 55 tackles (27 solo), 6 1/2 tackles for loss and two sacks in 2022, earning All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honorable mention for the second straight season.

Southern Miss offensive tackle Tykeem Doss: The 6-5, 378-pound Doss played in eight games in 2022, including three starts at left tackle. He was previously a NJCAA second-team All-American at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi.

Connecticut center Jake Guidone: Before arriving at UConn, the 6-3, 299-pound Guidone helped lead Dartmouth to Ivy league championships in 2019 and 2020 and was named a Football Championship Subdivision All-American.

Lafayette outsider linebacker Malik Hamm: The 6-3, 246-pound Hamm, a Baltimore native and City College graduate, was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in 2022 after recording 49 tackles (27 solo), 12 1/2 tackles for loss, 8 1/2 sacks and three forced fumbles. He graduated as Lafayette’s career sacks leader with 32.

Alabama-Birmingham outside linebacker Kelle Sanders: The 6-4, 246-pound Sanders had 36 tackles, 3 1/2 takles for loss, three sacks and two fumble recoveries in 10 games before suffering a season-ending injury.


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