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2020 NFL Draft: Iowa Football’s Geno Stone Selected 218th overall by Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore might’ve gotten a steal

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Iowa at Northwestern Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Hard-hitting safety Geno Stone is making a home in Baltimore

Stone, a two-year starter (and underclassman) was selected with the 219th overall pick in the seventh round by the Ravens.

With a second-team all-conference selection under his belt after this past season, Stone decided to forgo his senior year for a chance to go and get paid. At the time, I was extremely skeptical of Stone leaving early, but I do understand safeties generally have low ceilings. It’s possible his play in 2020 wouldn’t earn him any more money even if he emerged as one of the better safeties in the nation... is something I pre-wrote.

The seventh round is likely a disappointment for Stone.

That being said, I’d still agree this is a pretty good deal for the former Kent State commit, and his play will almost certainly be missed on 2020.

Stone is one of the better open-field tacklers I’ve ever seen in a Hawkeye jersey. Like this is just so damn impressive:

He only started 21 games in his Iowa career, but got the nod in all 13 in 2019. He notched 70 tackles, forced 3 fumbles, and had a pick and a sack this past season, while also breaking up 4 passes.

Best of luck to Geno Stone, and I look forward to watching him become the next great Iowa defensive back in the league. I think the Ravens got a good one!