The Baltimore Ravens and their first-round draft pick T Michael Oher agreed to a five-year contract on Thursday, executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome announced.
“We knew Michael wanted to be here,” stated ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “He said that many times. Ozzie wanted him to be here, and his agent (Jimmy Sexton) wanted him to be here too. The agent wanted to make sure he did the right thing by Michael, and we wanted that. A big congratulations to Pat (Moriarty, Ravens vice president of football operations) and Ozzie for working hard to get this done. I think we might be the first team to have all of our draft choices signed.”
Selected as the 23rd-overall pick, Oher was a four-year starter who began his is career at guard, then moved to left tackle as s sophomore. Ended his career with the 3rd-best active consecutive starting streak (47 games) among SEC players as well as earning consensus All-American first-team honors, unanimous All-SEC first-team choice (as a senior) when he won the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy, give to the conference’s top offensive lineman.
The Ravens anticipate there will be a press conference late THURSDAY afternoon in the lobby of the Best Western Hotel in Westminster with Newsome and Oher. Details will be sent by noon tomorrow (THURSDAY, July 30).