Ravens draft Clemson LB Trenton Simpson in 3rd round
The Baltimore Ravens picked linebacker Trenton Simpson of Clemson in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night.
The Ravens did not have a second-round pick after trading it in the deal that brought linebacker Roquan Smith to Baltimore last season. In the first round Thursday, the Ravens picked receiver Zay Flowers.
After filling an obvious need at wide receiver, Baltimore looked to the defensive side of the ball on the draft's second night. The 6-foot-2 Simpson has impressive speed. He ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash.
The Ravens, who reached a five-year agreement with star quarterback Lamar Jackson shortly before the start of the draft Thursday, have three draft picks remaining. Those are in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds.
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