Kruger will sign his contract this coming Monday when the Ravens' rookies, quarterbacks and select players report to training camp in Westminster, Md.
Tabbed as the 57th-overall pick, Kruger was a two-year starter at defensive end for the University of Utah. The 6-4, 260-pounder declared for the NFL Draft after his redshirt sophomore season. He finished his Utes career with 124 tackles (55 solo), 10.5 sacks (-74 yards), three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions
Originally recruited to play quarterback, Kruger switched to defensive end following a two-year (2005-06) LDS Church mission in Kansas City, Mo. When he returned to the gridiron, he quickly established himself as a standout lineman, earning several All-American honors and All-Mountain West Conference accolades during both his redshirt freshman and sophomore campaigns.