Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft: Taking a look back at pick 28 since 2015

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NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 27: NFL signage is seen around Nashville during the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon and the 2019 NFL Draft Experience on April 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens are currently slotted to select at pick #28 of the 2020 NFL Draft. How have the most recent #28’s fared?

The Baltimore Ravens and the rest of the NFL are prepared to conduct the 2020 NFL Draft in a remote state due to the COVID-19 global pandemic that the world is experiencing.

At this time the Ravens would be on the clock first at pick 28 on the opening night of the draft next Thursday night. Many have floated the idea around of the Ravens trading up to ensure the best chances to draft one of the more elite prospects in the draft most notably at wide receiver. The possibility also exists that the Ravens will be trading back depending upon how the draft board falls.

For the sake of this exercise though, let’s assume the Ravens are picking at 28. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see how the most recent #28 overall selections have fared.

2019- Los Angeles Chargers select Defensive lineman, Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame)

The most recent #28 overall pick was the 6’6″, 295 pound Tillery who the Chargers selected after an eight sack Senior season with the Fighting Irish.

Tillery was coming off a shoulder injury that may have led to his slide down the draft board in the 2019 NFL Draft. The selection earned an A- grade from NFL.Com draft expert Chad Reuter who added:

“Tillery is a load when allowed to get upfield, especially when he keeps his hips low to push through blocks.” —Chad Reuter, NFL.com

Tillery finished the 2019 NFL season with 15 games played including three starts. He tallied two sacks, 17 combined tackles, three tackles for a loss, and three quarterback hits according to Pro Football Reference.

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