The Ravens added Iowa State offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele with the 60th overall pick on Friday night. Upon hearing the news, Osemele tweeted that he was excited to be a Raven in a tweet that included six eye-closed, tongue out smiley faces and five football emoticons.
Gotta fill those 140 characters somehow I guess.
The 6′ 6″, 333 pound lineman is expected to step up and compete with Jah Reid for the starting spot at left guard. He has an 85.5 inch wingspan, which seems like a lot.
Jason Butt at CBSSports.com reports that Osemele also has some brains behind that brawn. Osemele made the academic honor roll three times at Iowa state.
With him and Matt Birk busting heads up front, the Ravens have to have the smartest o-line in football now, yeah?
Draft analysts were surprised to see Osemele fall as late as he did.