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Texas WR Devin Duvernay Drafted by Baltimore Ravens in 3rd Round

Photo: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports



Texas wide receiver Devin Duvernay was the second member of the Texas football team to hear his name called in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday. Following defensive back Brandon Jones’ selection by the Miami Dolphins with the 70th overall pick, the Baltimore Ravens selected Duvernay with the 92nd overall pick.

Duvernay started in 30 games for the Longhorns and played in 52.  His on-field production earned him a place in the Texas record books, as he finished 8th in school history with 176 receptions.  He amassed 2,468 yards and 16 touchdowns as a Longhorn, and had eight 100-yard games which is best for 6th all-time among former players. Duvernay was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection and was a five-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Duvernay has never been to the city of Baltimore, but he’s eager to join his teammates in his new city.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know it (Baltimore) a lot better. The Ravens are a great organization and were one of the best teams in the NFL last year. They have a lot of dynamic playmakers including Lamar Jackson, so I can’t wait to get started.”

Texas head coach Tom Herman had this to say about what the Ravens are getting in Duvernay.

“This a guy who I describe as someone that plays angry. He would rather run through you than around you. He’s got elite speed and is a former 100-meter dash state champion in high school, a guy that led the country in the regular season in catches. He has extremely strong hands. I think he had only one drop in his four-year career. Which is amazing considering the number of catches that he had. He’s a team captain, a tremendous leader with great work ethic, and he’s extremely versatile.”

ESPN Draft Analyst Mel Kiper on Devin Duvernay

“You saw the improvement this year in terms of his hands and his concentration. He became much more consistent catching the football out of that slot. You think about (current Ravens) Miles Boykin needs to step it up, you’ve got Hollywood (Marquise) Brown, now you add that 4.39 speedster, and can catches that short pass. That’s what I love about Duvernay – he gives you everything he has, he’s a great kid, picks up a lot of yards after contact, excellent hands. This year he showed after having a guy who you thought might be inconsistent during his career, his production was off the charts.

Aaron Carrara is the founder and publisher of HornSports and has covered University of Texas athletics since 2011. Aaron is a member of the Football Writer's Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association and is a proud father to three boys.

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