The Baltimore Ravens have signed offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin as an undrafted free agent, per his representation. Baldwin was a late bloomer on the offensive line after originally being recruited to Ohio State as a defensive lineman. After being named the Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Defensive Player of the Year in high school, Baldwin certainly has all the physical attributes needed to help contribute in the NFL.
After playing on the defensive side of the football as a redshirt freshman in 2011, Baldwin made the switch to offensive line during spring practices in 2012. Following the switch to the offensive side of the football, the Buckeyes brought Baldwin along slowly, letting him sit behind Jack Mewhort, who was taken in last year's NFL Draft.
In 2014 Baldwin finally got his shot at starting on the offensive line, and he made the most of it, starting every game for the Buckeyes as they went on their national title run. The start may have been slow for Baldwin on the line, but he got better each game for Ohio State, and was a key part of the Buckeyes success as they ran all over the opposition as the season went on.
At 6'6 and 307 pounds, Baldwin has the size many NFL teams are looking for, and he also as great arm length and hand strength, which helps him to slow down rushers. Baldwin doesn't quite have the agility teams are looking for, which makes him susceptible to some of the more dynamic edge rushers, but if he continues to improve at the rate he did during his short time on the line in Columbus, he could make for an intriguing NFL project.