The Ravens announced they have signed S Geno Stone to a one-year deal.
We have signed S Geno Stone to a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/wT96sD3JMA— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 23, 2021
Stone, now entering his second season, was originally drafted by Baltimore with the 219th pick in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Ravens later waived the rookie safety in October of the 2020 season before re-signing him to the practice squad. Stone was used as one of the team’s weekly practice squad call-ups against the Colts and later against the Patriots. Stone was then again signed to the active roster, only to be waived yet again in December. This time, however, the Texans claimed Stone off of waivers.
The selection of Stone in the seventh round was praised by PFF at the time, listing him as one of the biggest steals of the draft. Stone was ranked 53rd on PFF’s big board heading into the draft.
Regarding Stone, PFF had the following to say:
“We were far higher than anyone on Geno Stone and knew he wouldn’t be an early pick — but a seventh-rounder!? His instincts are up there with the best of the best. Stone is a quick playmaker and isn’t going to get caught off guard to be made responsible for any big play in coverage. He actually made more plays on the ball (11) than first downs allowed (9) while also giving up the fewest yards per coverage snap among safeties (0.25). And he did it at 19 and 20 years old. When looking at our Big Board rank compared to where prospects were actually taken, Stone was the biggest steal in the draft.”
Stone will have a chance to compete for a roster spot this upcoming season as a special teams player and safety depth behind starters DeShon Elliott and Chuck Clark.