Texas receiver Devin Duvernay (6) catches a touchdown pass against Texas Tech on Nov. 29, 2019. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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A Longhorn becomes a Raven: Texas WR Devin Duvernay taken by Baltimore in NFL draft

Posted April 24th, 2020


Following one of the best-ever seasons for a Texas receiver, Devin Duvernay is heading to Baltimore.

The Ravens selected Duvernay in the NFL draft on Friday night. Duvernay was taken in the draft’s third round with the 92nd overall pick.

Duvernay is the first draftee from UT’s receiving corps since Marquise Goodwin was a third-round pick in 2013. He joins a Baltimore team that employed former UT standouts Earl Thomas, Justin Tucker and DeShon Elliott in 2019.


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At the NFL combine in February, Duvernay’s time of 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash ranked fifth among the participating receivers. The 5-10, 200-pound Duvernay has also been lauded for his sure-handed play. According to Pro Football Focus, Duvernay dropped only five of his 244 targets in college.

Duvernay had some moments over his first three years at Texas, but the top-rated recruit in UT’s 2016 recruiting class finally jumped onto the NFL’s radar this fall. After moving into the slot, Duvernay ranked third nationally and second in the UT record books with his 106 receptions. He also caught nine touchdown passes and led the Big 12 with his 1,386 receiving yards.

100-catch WRs in the NFL Draft (2015-20)

   CatchesNFL Draft
2019-20Justin JeffersonLSU111Minnesota (first round, 22nd overall)
2019-20James ProcheSMU111Baltimore (sixth round, 201st overall)
2019-20Devin DuvernayTexas106Baltimore (third round, 92nd overall)
2019-20Michael PittmanUSC101Indianapolis (second round, 34th overall)
2018-19Andy IsabellaMassachusetts102Arizona (second round, 62nd overall)
2017-18Trey QuinnSMU114Washington (seventh round, 256th overall)
2017-18Steve IshmaelSyracuse105Undrafted
2017-18Michael GallupColorado State100Dallas (third round, 81st overall)
2016-17Zay JonesEast Carolina158Buffalo (second round, 37th overall)
2016-17Trent TaylorLouisiana Tech136San Francisco (fifth round, 177th overall)
2016-17Noel ThomasUConn100Undrafted
2015-16Tajae SharpeMassachusetts111Tennessee (fifth round, 140th overall)
2015-16Daniel BravermanWestern Michigan109Chicago (seventh round, 230th overall)
2014-15Amari CooperAlabama124Oakland (first round, fourth overall)
2014-15Justin HardyEast Carolina121Atlanta (fourth round, 107th overall)
2014-15Kevin WhiteWest Virginia109Chicago (first round, seventh overall)
2014-15Tyler LockettKansas State106Seattle (third round, 69th overall)
2014-15Vince MayleWashington State106Cleveland (fourth round, 123rd overall)
2014-15Nelson AgholorUSC104Philadelphia (first round, 20th overall)

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