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Ravens sign first-round corner Marlon Humphrey

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The Ravens have their first-round pick under contract.

The team announced Friday that cornerback Marlon Humphrey inked his four-year deal. The Alabama product was the No. 16 pick in last week's draft.

The Ravens also signed second-round selection Tyus Bowser, a linebacker out of Houston, fourth-round guard Nico Siragusa, fifth-round offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, sixth-round safety Chuck Clark and 15 undrafted rookie free agents.

Humphrey headlined a Ravens draft class heavy on blockers and defensive depth. Baltimore refused to select a single offensive skill-position player.

Addressing a major need for the Ravens, the 6-foot, 197-pound Humphrey drew plenty of pre-draft praise.

"For a guy with a track background he will hit you," one scout told Bob McGinn, formerly of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Sky's the limit. He's just big and fast and athletic and tough."

The son of former Broncos running back Bobby Humphrey, Marlon's one critique is tracking the deep ball, but he's got plenty of time to develop at just 20 years old. This is a player who could see critical snaps right away for a young Ravens defense with a bright future.

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