The Facts: The Ravens’ first-round draft pick isn’t ready to go just yet. Brown has been placed on the Ravens’ on the non-football injury list to start camp.
Diehards Line:Brown had Lisfranc surgery in February (Brown actually did suffer the foot injury playing football, but the non-football injury list also encompasses players who came into the offseason recovering from an injury suffered the previous season.) Brown isn’t the only rookie on the list: Ravens third-round linebacker Jaylon Ferguson fifth-round defensive tackle Daylon Mack and underafted wide receiver Jaylen Smith are also on the non-football injury list. As PFT's Michael David Smith notes, going on these lists at the start of camp often just means the player isn’t physically ready to complete a full practice as well as the team’s conditioning test. It’s not a reason to think they won’t be ready when the season starts.