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Nolan Cockrill headed to Ravens rookie camp

Army senior nose tackle and 2021 captain Nolan Cockrill has earned an invitation to the Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp.

Cockrill was perhaps the most influential player on the Black Knights’ defense over his last two seasons as a starter. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Westfield (Va.) High graduate’s impact couldn’t solely be measured in statistics. Cockrill’s push and ability to occupy gaps allowed linebackers Jon Rhattigan, now with the Seahawks, and Arik Smith to make plays.

CBS Sports Network Army football analyst Ross Tucker said before the 2021 season that Cockrill could play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme at the next level.

Cockrill played in the East West Shrine Bowl in February in front of NFL scouts. He benched 225 pounds 32 times at Army Pro Day. He started all 25 games over the last two seasons and produced 68 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks and three fumble recoveries.

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