The Tennessee Titans weren't very successful but Columbia's Zach Brown played well.
Last year, Wilde Lake High School graduate Zach Brown was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans, 52nd overall. Entering the season, his speed was described as his greatest asset. Brown ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, one of the fastest times ever ran by a linebacker. In high school, Brown was the Maryland state champion in the 100- and 200- yard dash. His former football coach at Wilde Lake, Doug Duvall, said that if football didn’t work out, Brown could be an Olympian in the decathlon because he was such a great athlete. Prior to the draft, his speed and athleticism were sullied by early criticism of his physicality. Brown’s draft stock slipped after NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock described him…
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The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the Atlanta Falcons tonight in the first pre-season game for both teams, but not every player expected to start Week 1 will be on the field today. Of course, the biggest loss for the Ravens this offseason was the achilles tendon injury to linebacker Terrell Suggs, who will miss at least a portion of the season. And tight end Dennis Pitta's injured hand certainly got pre-season workouts off on a low note. What do you hope to see in the Ravens-Falcons preseason game? Tell us in the comments. But the Ravens also are taking the safe approach with several players they hope will be key to reaching the Super Bowl, including cornerback Jimmy Smith, center Matt Birk and some of the "senior veterans" as …