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Trace McSorley Testing Out Surprising New Position With Ravens

Trace McSorley looks on during a play.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Trace McSorley might not play quarterback in the NFL, but that doesn't mean he can't make an impact. In fact, the Baltimore Ravens are in the process of finding the best fit for him.

McSorley isn't like most quarterbacks coming out of college in large part because of his athleticism. His speed and versatility could be the reason he plays a role for the Ravens in his rookie season.

Head coach John Harbaugh made it clear from the moment he drafted McSorley that he'd utilize him in a variety of ways.

Baltimore is taking a page out of the New Orleans Saints' playbook by using McSorley at different positions. Sean Payton found success this past season by placing backup quarterback Taysom Hill all over the field.

Although McSorley might not be ready to become a pass-catching option for the Ravens, the former Penn State star is testing out his abilities as a punt returner.

"It's something that's a new challenge for me, something that I hadn't really had never done," McSorley said on the Ravens' Final Drive podcast. "So it's just something interesting to be able to come in and learn and try and prove myself in a different way that I can be able to get on the field and make an impact."

Listen to McSorley discuss his position change here:

There is no question that Lamar Jackson will be the starting quarterback for the Ravens. However, the coaching staff is clearly committed to turning McSorley into an offensive weapon.

McSorley will have the chance to showcase his development as a punt returner during training camp in July.

[NFL.com]