The Ravens have added a development offensive lineman in the sixth round.
Baltimore selected Greg Senat from Wagner with the No. 212 overall pick. The 6-foot-6, 302-pound lineman is a converted basketball player who transitioned to football and started every game the last two seasons.
He initially played two years of basketball at Wagner before deciding to make the switch to football. He first had desire to play tight end, but the coaches put him at right tackle after they saw his potential there.
Senat is a raw prospect who is still new to the game, but his size makes him an intriguing player if he has time to develop.
“You’ll like him coming in the door,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “He looks the part. He’s a little green – he hasn’t been playing football all that long – but he’s a super talented guy.”
Baltimore followed up the Senat pick by taking center Alabama center Bradley Bozeman later in the sixth round.
The Ravens have been successful at finding quality offensive lineman in the late rounds. Right tackle Rick Wagner (Wisconsin) was a fifth-round pick and center Ryan Jensen (Colorado State-Pueblo) was a sixth-round pick, and both of them went on to become the league’s highest-paid players at their positions.
Adding both of them gives the Ravens depth on the offensive line and plenty of competition going into training camp.
“We did need to bolster [the line], numbers-wise,” Harbaugh said.