Villanueva’s addition continues an offensive transformation of the Ravens’ lineup, which signed right-winger Kevin Zeitler in March and then called on Ben Cleveland in the third round at the weekend. They were more likely to sign a veteran attacker after not having a seizure.
Head coach John Harbow said Tyre Phillips would be competing for the right job, but Villanueva gave Baltimore an experienced veteran as a possible alternative. Villanueva became Pittsburgh’s starting left wrestler in 2016 and was named Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018.
There has been speculation that Villanueva may return to Pittsburgh after hitting a free agency. However, the Steelers drew Dan Moore Jr. from Texas A&M in the fourth round. Moore was a three-year left-winger for Aggie, and Pittsburgh hopes he can start right away.
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With the 6-foot 9, 320-pound Villanueva, the Ravens already have a ton the size of their eventual starting offensive line: left-handed fight with Ronnie Stanley (6 feet 6, 315 pounds), left-back Cleveland (6-6, 357), center Bradley Bozeman (6-5, 325), right guard Zeitler (6-4, 315) and Villanueva.