The Baltimore Ravens drafted Michigan Wolverines DL Chris Wormley in the third round, with the No. 74 overall pick, Friday night at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
Wormley became one of the top players on an already dominant defensive line at Michigan for coach Jim Harbaugh last season; now he’ll play for Jim’s brother John in Baltimore. The 6-foot-6, 302-pound defensive lineman was projected as a second-round pick in several draft rankings, including NFL.com’s projections.
A hamstring injury limited Wormley at the NFL Draft Combine in March in Indianapolis, but he participated in drills at Michigan’s pro day — where he said he would be disappointed if he was drafted lower than the second round.
“If I went in the first round that would be amazing,” Wormley said. “Anything less than the second round I would be pretty disappointed.”
No Michigan players went in the second round after Jabrill Peppers (Cleveland Browns) and Taco Charlton (Dallas Cowboys) were selected late in the first round Thursday.
In four seasons at Ann Arbor, the defensive lineman recorded 123 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 pass breakups
In 2016, Wormley had 40 tackles, 9 tackles for loss and 6 sacks. He was named Michigan’s top defensive lineman in 2015 and ’16, and was one of Michigan’s captains in 2016.