Ravens select Delaware guard Gradkowski in Fourth Round


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With the third pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens selected Delaware guard Gino Gradkowski.

The 6-foot-4, 294-pound Gradkowski is the second offensive lineman the Ravens have taken in their first four picks (Kelechi Osemele out of Iowa State was the other).

Gradkowski, who transferred to Delaware from West Virgina, was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection. While he is listed as a guard, he can also play center.

Prior to the draft, ESPN’s Scouts Inc. had ranked Gradkowski as the 29th-best guard in this draft.

The fourth-round pick used to select Gradkowski was acquired on Thursday night from the Minnesota Vikings after the Ravens traded out of the first round.