The fewer players on the field, the more reps those in uniform get.
And with only about 20 players in uniform at today's rookie minicamp, plenty of guys had a chance to run around and show the coaching staff what they could do.
One of those guys, former Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph, is only in Owings Mills on a tryout basis. But Randolph won't be able to leave Ravens headquarters at the end of the week complaining that he didn't get a chance to showcase his ability.
As the only quarterback at practice all week, Randolph will get every single rep over the four-day rookie camp. He didn't look incredibly sharp today, throwing three interceptions by my count, (two of which were grabbed by former Marshall defenders Ashton Hall and Albert McClellan), and having a few more nearly picked off.
Randolph doesn't have much of a chance to earn a roster spot, but he'll get some good on-the-job training this week.
McClellan almost had an INT early in the session when a pass bounced off his hands, and when he picked off Randolph later on, someone in the defensive huddle shouted, "I told you he was gonna get one!"
On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver David Reed continued to catch anything near him, including a nice sliding grab near the goal line.
Rookie offensive tackle Ramon Harewood was back in uniform today after injuring his right knee during the opening minicamp of the offseason.
Harewood had a sleeve covering his right leg and took part in individual workouts, but has not yet been cleared to participate in full team drills. Head coach John Harbaugh said the team is hoping that the sixth-round pick will be full strength come next week's camp.
A few veterans were around the fields today despite the fact that their presence was not required - Haloti Ngata and Paul Kruger both were on hand and caught part of practice from the sidelines, while cornerback Fabian Washington, who is still working his way back from an ACL tear, ran sprints on a side field.
Three guys who were on the practice squad last year - wide receiver Eron Riley, offensive tackle Joe Reitz and outside linebacker Willie VanDeSteeg - joined the rookies on the fields today.