Bronson Kaufusi (DE, BYU)
With their only pick in the 3rd round, the Ravens went defensive and took Bronson Kaufusi.
In his final season at BYU, Kaufusi exploded with 11 sacks, causing him to shoot up NFL draft boards.
It was hoped that the defensive end would be able to get reps in games and learn under the veteran pass rushers but unfortunately he never got that chance. In early August, Kaufusi broke his ankle during a drill in practice. It was an early and disappointing end to his rookie season in the NFL.
Luckily, broken ankles heal over time and the rookie should be expected to be back next season. He will be competing for time against Lawrence Guy and Brent Urban at the defensive end position.
Since there was no game time for Kaufusi, it’s hard to give him a grade here. I do still like his potential at 6’6″ and 285 pounds.