11 current Baltimore Ravens outperforming their draft position
Undrafted Free Agents:
Gus Edwards: 2018, undrafted
Gus Edwards is the best running back that isn’t a number one running back. We saw that in 2018 when he became the main ingredient besides Jackson in the run game. He has back to back seasons with over 700 yards. Edwards has averaged over five yards per carry in both seasons with the Ravens. Edwards was undrafted but he’s producing like a third round pick. Edwards is a starting caliber rotational player.
Patrick Ricard: 2017, undrafted
Patrick Ricard is a starting fullback. He’s nicknamed Project Pat because he’s a defensive lineman who has been repurposed as a smash mouth fullback. There isn’t a better blocking fullback or H-Back in the NFL. Being a starter automatically makes an undrafted free agent qualified for this list.
Justin Tucker: 2012, undrafted
Kickers aren’t always drafted but Tucker was definitely worth a draft pick. In a previous post I listed Tucker as one of the most dependable players on the Ravens roster. Tucker is more important to the Ravens than any kicker is to any other team.
Matt Skura: 2017, undrafted
Everything I just praised Bradley Bozeman for, I could repeat for Skura. He’s a versatile offensive lineman with experience at guard and at center. Skura became the starting center and before his season ending injury he was acing it. Skura is showing that the NFL overlooked him. He should have been a mid round pick. Once he figured it out he proved to be a good player.
Patrick Mekari: 2019, undrafted
Mekari has a realistic chance of starting the 2020 season as the center of the Ravens first team offense. As an undrafted free agent out of Cal, he was surprisingly effective. Mekari, Skura and Bozeman have a lot in common. Their success should give fans confidence that the interior of the offensive line will be fine no matter happens in 2020.