OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have selected Delaware guard Gino Gradkowski with the 98th overall pick in the NFL draft.

Gradkowski is a 6’3″, 300-pounder who can also play center. He’s the second offensive lineman the Ravens have selected in the draft, along with Iowa State’s Kelechi Osemele.

Baltimore is seeking to fill the hole on the line left by the departure of free agent Ben Grubbs, who signed with New Orleans.

The last player the Ravens took out of Delaware was quarterback Joe Flacco.

The fourth-round pick used to take Gradkowski was obtained on Thursday from the Vikings after the Ravens provided Minnesota their slot in the first round.

Baltimore’s own fourth-rounder is the 130th overall. After that, the Ravens have one selection in each of the final three rounds.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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