Olson finished eighth in the Heisman voting last year, leading the Bruins to a
10-2 record with a school-record 34 touchdown passes, 3,198 yards and just six
interceptions. He engineered four fourth-quarter comebacks where UCLA trailed
The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder set a school record with six touchdown passes against Oregon State and passed for 510 yards -- the second most in school history -- against Arizona State. With a 24-14 record as a starter, he passed for 8,532 yards and 67 touchdowns.
"Olson doesn't have the best arm and isn't the best athlete, but he's smart and tough," Ravens director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said prior to the draft. "He made UCLA a competitive team. He may not ever be a starter, but he will be a great backup."
Meanwhile, Baltimore also agreed to terms with Nebraska running back Cory Ross, Iowa wide receiver Ed Hinkel, Florida State fullback B.J. Dean, Arkansas center Kyle Roper, Iowa State defensive lineman Nick Leaders, Iowa State long snapper Landon Schrage, New Mexico State linebacker Jimmy Cottrell and Rutgers wide receiver Tres Moses, according to their respective college sports information departments.
Aaron Wilson writes Ravens Insider and the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.
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