OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-6, 312-pound Stanley shined at left tackle for the Irish throughout his four-year career. He started all 13 games in 2014 as the team’s offensive lineman of the year.
The Ravens haven’t had a standout left tackle since Hall of Fame entrant Jonathan Ogden retired in 2007.
Baltimore thought it found the answer in Eugene Monroe, but he’s been slowed by injury since signing a five-year contract in March 2014. Monroe played in 11 games that year, and last season suited up only six times before placed on injured reserve in December.
The Ravens tried 330-pound guard Kelechi Osemele at left tackle last year, but he departed as a free agent during the offseason.
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