Chris Wormley, a 6-foot-5 and 298 pound defensive end, was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 10th pick, 74th overall, in the third round on Friday night.
A member of one the best defensive lines in the country, Wormley was a first team All-Big Ten selection last season. Last season as a fifth-year senior Wormley had 40 tackles, including nine for a loss, six sacks, and five quarterback hurries.
Over his career Wormley appeared in 51 games, with 30 starts, for the Wolverines while recording 123 tackles, including 33 for a loss, and 18 sacks. After redshirting as a true freshman Wormley had a breakout 2015 season where he posted 43 tackles, including 14.5 for a loss, and 6.5 sacks. Wormley was a three-year starter and captain for Michigan and will bring leadership into the locker room.
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Wormley certainly fills a need for the Ravens. After losing Timmy Jernigan and Lawrence Guy the Ravens needed defensive line help. Wormley fits the prototypical mold of a 3-4 defensive end.
Ozzie Newsome also seemingly got a deal with Wormley as well as he was commonly projected as a second round pick.
Look for Wormley to make an immediate impact as a starting defensive end on the Ravens front.
— Patrick Backlas covers the Baltimore Ravens as a managing editor for cover32 Ravens. Connect and follow on Twitter @PatrickBacklas and @Cover32_bal