Ravens add Lewis-Moore, Jensen in sixth round

Lewis-Moore rehabbing injury; Jensen could compete at center

  • Notre Dame defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore is helped by trainers after an injury during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game against Alabama. The Ravens drafted Lewis-Moore in the sixth round.
Notre Dame defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore is helped by trainers… (Robert Mayer-USA TODAY…)
April 27, 2013|By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

The Ravens used both of their sixth-round picks to add depth to positions that they had already addressed in the draft.

With the 200th overall pick, they selected Notre Dame defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the Fighting Irish’s loss to Alabama in the BCS championship game. Three picks later, they grabbed Ryan Jensen, an offensive guard out of Colorado State-Pueblo.

Earlier in the day, the Ravens took Ohio State defensive end/outside linebacker John Simon (fourth round) and Wisconsin guard/tackle Ricky Wagner (fifth round).

Lewis-Moore was expected to be drafted much earlier before sustaining the right knee injury in January. However, the Ravens already have a lot of depth on the defensive line so they won’t have to rush him back. It’s expected that he’ll begin the season on the physically unable to perform list.

A run stuffer at 6-foot-3 and 298 pounds, Lewis-Moore was a four-year starter at Notre Dame and a team captain this past season. However, he suffered serious knee injuries in his final two seasons in South Bend, Ind.

In his senior campaign, he had 40 tackles, 8 ½ for loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles. He had 12 career sacks for the Fighting Irish.

Jensen is 6-foot-3 and 317 pounds. He’s the first player drafted from Colorado State-Pueblo since Herman Heard in 1984. The Thunderwolves went 12-1 this past season and averaged 35.8 points and 442.2 net yards per game.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told NFL Network that Jensen will compete with Gino Gradkowski for the starting center job. Jensen played tackle in college.

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