MISSOULA — The 2023 NFL Draft is in the books, and post-draft signings are taking place, with one former Grizzly getting picked up late Sunday night.
Former Montana cornerback Justin Ford was invited to the Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp on Sunday once the draft concluded. Ford will get an NFL shot to make the Ravens roster with that opportunity.
𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙩 😤CONGRATS to @jacosse_ for earning a mini-camp invite from the @Ravens! #GoGriz #NextLevelGriz #NFLDraft #RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/zpx8urD5xN
— Montana Griz Football (@MontanaGrizFB) May 1, 2023
Ford's shot with Baltimore comes after a decorated career with the Grizzlies. Ford transferred to Montana from Louisville in 2020 and was a two-time All-American the past two seasons for the Grizzlies. Ford was also a two-time all-Big Sky selection.
In his career he had 11 interceptions with Montana, including nine in 2021 which led all NCAA Division I football players.
Ford is the second Grizzly to earn an NFL shot over the weekend, and he joins former UM linebacker Patrick O'Connell, who was signed by the Seattle Seahawks.