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Countdown to Week 1: No. 77, OL Bradley Bozeman

Third starting offensive lineman in three days

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

For the third straight day in the countdown, we’re covering a 2019 starting offensive lineman. Day 77: Bradley Bozeman.

How Bozeman Became a Raven

Bozeman is a part of the Ravens’ 2018 mega draft class featuring Lamar Jackson, Orlando Brown Jr. and Mark Andrews. Unlike the names in his class, Bozeman was a late selection, picked in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft (No. 215 overall).

Career as a Raven

Through two seasons, Bozeman has fought and earned a place alongside the Ravens’ offensive line. In 2018, he played in 14 of 16 games, yet started in only one contest. In 2019, Bozeman secured the starting left guard position beside Ronnie Stanley.

Contract info

Bozeman, similar to Brown Jr., is also on a four-year rookie deal and midway through the contract. The deal amounts to $2.57 million over four year, but only $118,408 guaranteed, meaning only 4.5% of his contract was guaranteed.

Outlook for 2020

Bozeman’s gradual development into an NFL-caliber lineman has been a traditional story told many times. He was a four-year starting center in college but “only” became a sixth-round pick. He wasn’t highly-touted and yet, he helped man the five-player blocking unit which broke the NFL rushing record. I expect he’ll continue to develop and play good football in 2020.

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