Slade Bolden Goes Undrafted, Joins Ravens as Free Agent
Former Alabama wide receiver Slade Bolden went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, but will join the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.
Seven Crimson Tide players were selected in this year's draft, including Alabama's top two wide receivers from this past season, Jameson Williams, who went No. 12 overall to the Detroit Lions, and John Metchie, who was drafted by the Houston Texans as the No. 12 pick in the second round.
In Bolden's three years at Alabama (2019-2021), he totaled 68 catches for 712 yards and four touchdowns. His 2021 season was his most productive one by far, with him hauling in 42 receptions for 408 yards and three touchdowns, which was fourth most on the team in both receiving yards and touchdowns behind Williams, Metchie and tight end Cameron Latu. He also has some experience in returning punts and kickoffs, returning 21 punts for 136 yards and five kickoffs for 67 yards between 2020 and 2021.
Bolden helped the Crimson Tide win the CFP National Championship in 2020, where he caught five passes, one of them resulting in his first career touchdown.
Joining the Ravens as an undrafted free agent will give Bolden a great chance to make the final roster as Baltimore lacks depth at the position.
Though many thought the former Crimson Tide wideout would reunite with his old quarterback in New England, Bolden's career will begin elsewhere.