All 32 NFL teams passed on UNC defensive end Michael McAdoo in yesterday’s supplemental draft.
Once the draft was over, the Ravens didn’t take a pass a second time.
The Ravens have agreed to terms with McAdoo, a guy who recorded 29 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in his two years at North Carolina. The NCAA declared McAdoo permanently ineligible last season because of academic misconduct. He reportedly was found guilty by the North Carolina student honor court of turning in a paper that didn’t properly credit someone else’s work.
“He’s on his way here,” head coach John Harbaugh said after today’s practice. “He’s going to get a physical at some point. Don’t know much about him. I’ve heard good things about him. He’s a guy that got caught up in some situations there at North Carolina, but he’s supposed to be a very good guy and a very talented guy, so we’re looking forward to seeing him here.”
After being declared ineligible, McAdoo sued the university and the NCAA claiming that he was deprived of the opportunity to play and that the NCAA had based its decision on incorrect information. A judge denied McAdoo’s request for a preliminary injunction.
Football-wise, the 6-foot-7, 245-lb. defensive end is a raw prospect, but this is a very low-risk signing for the Ravens. They’ll get McAdoo into their system and see what he can bring to the table over the next couple weeks.
UPDATE: To make room for McAdoo on the 90-man roster, the Ravens placed defensive back Marcus Paschal on Injured Reserve with a quadriceps injury.