John Harbaugh impressed by Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice Jr. #10 of the UNLV Rebels, son of Hall of Fame National Football League player Jerry Rice, warms up before the team's game against the Utah State Aggies at Sam Boyd Stadium on November 9, 2013
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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is impressed with wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr following a trial spell with the team.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has admitted that he has been impressed by the start of rookie Jerry Rice Jr's career at the club during a trial over the last few days.

Rice was unpicked in the 2014 Draft, but Harbaugh said that the wide receiver has a strong understanding of the Ravens' plays and has excellent athleticism for his size.

"Yeah, I'll tell you, Jerry Rice Jr has done a nice job," Harbaugh told the Ravens' official website. "First of all, he is a really good athlete. He doesn't have his dad's size, but he's sure got his athleticism. When you watch him run, he runs in a real similar way.

"And the other thing is he's got that West Coast offense down. He has probably had that playbook since he was in the cradle. He knows all the rules on the crossing routes and what to do, very good hands, very smooth athlete. He did a real nice job."

Rice has previously said that his aim is just to make the 90-man training camp roster.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens gestures to the crowd during the second half of a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 22, 2013
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