OWINGS MILLS, Md. — It's no secret the Ravens like to draft players from Power 5 schools.
Those elite programs routinely produce NFL-caliber players.
In the past seven drafts, the Ravens have selected five players from Alabama and Michigan and four from Oklahoma — the most of any school. Overall, Baltimore has drafted 48 players from Power 5 schools over that span.
"I think there are certain college football programs that are built more like NFL programs. Alabama is one, [and] Michigan is the other one, I would say," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "The two top ones, if you want to say, they’re the two top ones I would say. Now, maybe I’m a little … Those are the ones I’m thinking of off the top of my head. So, those guys generally come in, and they kind of know what to expect. It’s a little flatter for those guys, in terms of practice and understanding how it works.”
It's also no secret that the Ravens like players from Power 5 schools. Those programs produce players that are almost NFL-ready because of the way they are developed,
In the 2022 NFL draft, eight of the 11 Ravens draft picks came from those big programs, and the prior year, seven of eight selections were from Power 5 schools.
Ravens draft picks from Alabama since 2016
2022 — Jalyn Armour-Davis, cornerback, fourth round
2018 — Anthony Averett, cornerback, fourth round
2018 — Bradley Bozeman, center, sixth round
2017 — Marlon Humphrey cornerback, first round
2017 — Tim Williams, linebacker, third round
Ravens draft picks from Michigan since 2016
2022 — David Ojabo, linebacker, second round
2021 — Ben Mason, fullback, Michigan, fifth round
2020 — Ben Bradeson, guard, fourth round
2017 — Chris Wormley, defensive end, third round
2016 — Willie Henry, defensive tackle, fourth round
Ravens draft picks from Oklahoma since 2016
2019 — Marquise Brown, wide receiver, first round
2019 — Ben Powers, guard, fourth round
2018 — Orlando Brown Jr., offensive tackle, third round
2018 — Mark Andrews, tight end, third round.