By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
6:24 PM EDT, May 16, 2014
The Ravens have agreed to a four-year, $4.382 million contract with second-round defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan, according to his agent.
Jernigan is expected to sign his contract Friday evening after agreeing to terms shortly after 6 p.m.
The 6-foot-2, 302-pounder declared for the NFL draft following his junior year, during which the Seminoles won the national championship.
Jernigan had 63 tackles and 4.5 sacks last year, his lone season as a full-time starter and was an All-American selection and an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. He finished his career with 139 tackles, 25 tackles for losses and 8.5 sacks with one fumble recovery.
Jernigan's arrival follows the Ravens losing defensive tackle Arthur Jones in free agency to the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he signed a five-year, $33 million contract.
Jernigan is expected to compete for a starting job as a rookie.