The Baltimore Ravens drafted Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Chris Wormley with the No. 74 pick in the third round Friday night at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
Several media outlets reported the selection ahead of the official announcement.
Chris Wormley to the Ravens at 74.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) April 29, 2017
Wormley became one of the top players on an already dominant defensive line at Michigan. 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 participated in drills at Michigan’s Pro Day — where he said he would be disappointed if he was drafted lower than the second round.
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.
“If I went in the first round that would be amazing,” Wormley said. “Anything less than the second round I would be pretty disappointed.”
In four seasons, the defensive lineman recorded 123 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups
In 2016, Wormley had 40 tackles, nine tackles for loss and six sacks. He was named Michigan’s top defensive lineman in 2015 and 2016, and was one of Michigan’s captains in 2016.