When it comes to success in the NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens have one of the better track records in the league. However, one area that should be examined more critically is whether they have been rating the Michigan players too highly (possibly due to close connections with Coach Jim Harbaugh). When you look at the last four Michigan players drafted by the Ravens, it doesn’t seem like we have gotten the best value from these picks. This should be a red flag for us going forward.
WILLIE HENRY — DT — 2016 —
Round #4 — Pick #132
He was placed on injured reserve on November 15, 2016, ending his rookie season without playing a single snap through nine games, being inactive for all but one.
On September 24, 2017, Henry played his first regular season game for the Baltimore Ravens. He ended the 2017 season with 3.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries in 13 games.
After missing the first four games of the 2018 season due to hernia surgery, Henry played in three games before being placed on injured reserve on October 23, 2018.
On August 30, 2019, Henry was released by the Ravens.
Currently on the roster for the New York Giants.
CHRIS WORMLEY — DE — 2017 —
Round #3 — Pick #74
Played 3 seasons with the Ravens and since 2020 has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
BEN BREDESON — OL — 2020 —
Round #4 — Pick #143
Never cracked the starting lineup for the Ravens. Was the odd man out in the competition for offensive line slots in 2021 and was traded to the New York Giants.
BEN MASON — FB — 2021 —
Round #5 — Pick #184
Seemed to be an insurance pick and a developmental prospect to possibly replace Patrick Ricard a year from now if he proved too expensive to resign. There was no room for him on this year’s roster. Ravens were hoping to carry him on their practice squad but had to be disappointed when he chose the New England Patriots practice squad.