One draft pick to go: 2nd-round pick Kruger inks four-year deal

July 25, 2009 | Luke Jones

With rookies scheduled to report to McDaniel College for the start of training camp on Monday, the Ravens today reached an agreement with second-round selection (57th overall) Paul Kruger.

The defensive end-linebacker from Utah will receive a four-year deal, leaving only first-round pick Michael Oher unsigned from the Ravens’ 2009 draft class. Kruger becomes only the ninth player of 32 second-round picks to reach an agreement.

The Ravens continue to work on a deal for their rookie right tackle Oher, selected 23rd overall, but the pace at which first-round picks are signing is likely slowing the process.  Only four of 32 first-rounders have signed, but newly-signed Cleveland center Alex Mack (21st overall) likely provides some parameters for Pat Moriarty to reach an agreement.

In addition to Mack, Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford (first overall), Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (fifth overall), and Pittsburgh defensive end Ziggy Hood (32nd overall) are the only other first-round selections to sign contracts.

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