2019 NFL Draft: UDFAs for Baltimore Ravens so far
The 2019 NFL Draft may have ended, but the undrafted free agents available afterwards were just as exciting. Here’s what the Ravens have done so far.
Per Baltimore Beatdown, the Baltimore Ravens have signed the following players as undrafted rookie free agents:
Gerald Willis, DT, Miami
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Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville
Michael Onuoha, OLB, Texas A&M Commerce
Evan Worthington, DB, Colorado
Juston Christian, WR, Marist
Marcus Applefield, OL, Virginia
Ejodamen Ejiya, LB, North Texas
Otaro Alaka, LB, Texas A&M
C.J. Toogood, OL, Elon
Charles Scarff, TE, Delaware
Silas Stewart, LB, Incarnate Word (TX)
Sean Modster, WR, Boise State
Cole Merdman, TE, Purdue
Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
Plenty of NFL teams will sign a dozen-or-more players, so this list could become larger. As it stands, the Ravens have a nice haul thus far, with an emphasis on adding more bodies to compete on the wide receiver depth chart.
Of the four receivers signed, Louisville’s Jaylen Smith stands out more than the rest. Smith and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson played together during Jackson’s stint with the Cardinals, and the two found plenty of success with each other.
Smith caught 13 of his 15 career touchdowns during Jackson’s prime (2016-2017) before leaving for the NFL. The connection between the two could help earn Smith a roster spot if he can rekindle his success with Jackson.
The other notable name here is Gerald Willis III. Willis was dismissed from the University of Florida after fighting with his teammates and was seemingly more of a headache than he was talented. However, the talent for Willis is certainly there, as evident by his 18.0 TFLs in his only season of play (2018).
If the Ravens can get the most out of Willis, he could be a steal. Considering the team’s defensive line group is devoid of a true pass rusher, Willis could put an emphasis on improving that area of his game and get himself extra reps this preseason.
As for the rest of the crew, they’ve earned a chance to compete spot on the roster and we wish the best to them. For now, Smith and Willis standout as the most likely candidates to make the roster. But, there’s still a TON of time between now and then and more moves will be made. What do you guys think of the group thus far? Sound off in the comments and follow us @Ebony_Bird for more great content!