3 undrafted free agents who could make an impact for the Ravens

Ravens. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Ravens. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
2 of 4
Josh Ross #12 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Ravens’ UDFA No. 3: Josh Ross, LB, Michigan

Just a few hours after the 2022 NFL Draft ended, Michigan’s Josh Ross was signed to the Ravens with the expectation that he’ll compete for a roster spot this year.

Ross played under the well-known Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, and his senior season offered the brightest glimpse into what Ross could accomplish at the pro level: in 2021, Ross led the Wolverines with 106 tackles and added 9 tackles for loss in 14 games.

On the field, Ross proved to be a standout leader on Michigan’s defense and earned Third Team All-Big Ten honors in his final season. While he excels at run defense, he lacks the pure speed and versatility to perform well in pass coverage and still has a long way to go before he can join Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison in the starting-caliber inside linebacker pool.

Ross’ biggest asset may simply be his time at Michigan, where he was coached by not only John Harbaugh’s brother but current Ravens’ defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald — and he’ll obviously see a familiar face in David Ojabo as well.

Given how many Michigan connections he has on the team, Ross could develop into a solid rotational piece in a crucial position for the Ravens.