Ravens OC Greg Roman discusses how rookie Tyler Linderbaum is coming along
The Baltimore Ravens ended up with two first-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft, selecting Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 overall and Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum at No. 25 overall.
The two represent what the team hopes to be cornerstone pieces on defense and offense respectively, and both prospects have the talent to be just that.
When speaking to the media during Baltimore’s second open organized team activity session to the media, Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman was asked about how Linderbaum is coming along.
Roman discussed how the rookie is taking steps forward.
"I told Tyler [Linderbaum] that it’s my goal to have him laying in bed shaking every night, worried about the next thing, so hopefully, by training camp, he’s not, and then by the season, he’s feeling good," Roman said.
"So, yes, we’re trying to throw him in there and get him as much exposure [as possible]. He’s doing a really good job; you can see it every day. Some guys – you can just see it every day – they just take another step forward, and he’s one of those guys thus far. So, it’s a credit to him, and he needs to keep it going."
Linderbaum is a player that could start immediately during his rookie season at the center position, especially considering how high the team selected him. He was one of the best center prospects to come out of college in years, and Baltimore clearly sees his potential as someone who can be a staple on their offensive line for years to come.