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Ravens agree to deal with 3rd-round pick Malik Harrison

Malik Harrison, Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens selected Malik Harrison in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Now he’s officially a member of the roster. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Baltimore has agreed to terms with Harrison on his rookie contract on Monday.

The Ravens entered the 2020 NFL Draft with a glaring void at the linebacker position. However, they would quickly address the position in the first round, taking Patrick Queen with 28th overall pick. Then, just two rounds later, Baltimore would proceed to add Harrison in the third round.

Coming out of Ohio State, Harrison put together a productive collegiate career. In his four seasons with the Buckeyes, Harrison would record 205 combined tackles, 29 tackles for loss, nine sacks, and one interception.

Last offseason, the Ravens lost C.J. Mosley in free agency and believed they could replace him with Patrick Onwuasor. Onwuasor would fail to live up to expectations, tallying only 64 tackles and three sacks in 2019. As a result, Onwuasor is now reunited with Mosley on the New York Jets.

On the other hand, the Ravens expect Queen and Harrison to bolster their inside linebacker position immediately. Both Queen and Harrison have drawn some concerns about their lack of experience in college. Nevertheless, John Harbaugh has spoken highly of Baltimore’s new linebacker duo this offseason.

While Harrison has agreed to his rookie contract with the Ravens, the team is still negotiating terms with Queen. At the least, they have one of their rookie linebackers under contract and it’s expected that Queen will follow suit in the near future.