3 draft prospects with Mike Macdonald ties the Ravens should target

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The Baltimore Ravens welcomed (back) new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald last month after the team moved on from longtime coach Don Martindale.

Macdonald had previously served as a member of the Ravens staff from 2014 to 2020 first starting off as an intern before working his way up to defensive backs coach and later linebackers coach.

He departed prior to the 2021 season to join the Michigan coaching staff as the defensive coordinator under John Harbaugh’s brother, Jim. But after just one year away, he’s back in Baltimore to supplant his former mentor.

Macdonald should bring with him many of the same principles he learned during his time under Martindale, but don’t expect his defense to be a carbon copy of what Ravens fans are used to.

The 34-year-old will likely introduce elements that he enacted while working at Michigan while combining different aspects of a typical Martindale defense.

And if he’s bringing with him aspects from his time in Michigan, could he look to bring some players too?

The 2022 NFL Draft is rich with Michigan talent, some of whom Macdonald directly coached. Perhaps the Ravens could look to add some of them to the roster to reunite them with their former coach.

Let’s take a look at three Michigan prospects the Ravens could look to reunite with Mike Macdonald.