The Baltimore Ravens have selected former Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Ben Bredeson in the 4th round with the 143 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Bredeson is the third Wolverine to come off the board this weekend with Cesar Ruiz (1st round, New Orleans) and Josh Uche (2nd round, New England) preceding him.
Bredeson, a four-star recruit coming out of high school in the 2016 class, was an All-American this past season (second team) and a three-time All-Big Ten honoree. He had four years of game experience at Michigan after playing in 50 career games with 46 of them coming at left guard as a starter. He was also a two-time captain of the team.
Overview (full scouting report here):
Bredeson might not exactly be the total package from an NFL standpoint due to some of his athletic limitations, but he checks just about every other box on the list. His experience playing in Michigan’s pro-style offense and adjustments to the new system under Josh Gattis in 2019 more than proves that his game translates to the next level. Now, it just becomes a question of how far he can go. At the very least, Bredeson looks like a player who can serve as a key reserve that could potentially even play some tackle in emergency situations. There is starting ability here, though, and his best fit looks to be a team that runs a power scheme where he can work in one-on-one matchups and short areas to push people around. If he is still on the board when the third day of the draft rolls around, expect him to be selected fairly quickly.
The 2020 NFL Draft takes place all weekend with the first round on Thursday (8 p.m. ET), second and third rounds on Friday (7 p.m. ET) and fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday (12 p.m. ET).