5 things we learned about Baltimore Ravens in 2023 NFL draft

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3. Baltimore Ravens may continue this trend on injured players

The Baltimore Ravens took David Ojabo last season, coming off an Achilles injury. He suffered the injury at his Pro Day, so the injury coming so late almost guaranteed that he would miss the season. Ojabo stunned many just by getting on the field last season, but the question of his health and what the Ravens think of him entering year two was still a major question.

The answer is probably good based on the idea that they did the same thing with Andrew Vorhees this year. To be fair, they took Vorhees in round seven this year, and Ojabo was a second-round pick. The risk is a bit less significant.

Still, the Ravens are doing this because they feel good about how things went with Ojabo. They know that they have the roster, and medical staff to make sure he is on the right trajectory. We are learning that Ravens feel good about Ojabo and that they want to go through the same process this year with Vorhees.

This is notable because fans should expect Ojabo to be an impact player this year, and also because the Ravens should be the team circled any time a pre-draft injury happens, or any time a talented player starts to fall because he may need to medically redshirt his rookie season. If they buy into the long-term, they will take a shot between round two and seven.