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Former Lakeville South QB Mitch Leidner heads to minicamp with Baltimore Ravens

By By ANDY GREDER | | Pioneer Press, 04/30/17, 4:00PM CDT


Gophers QB Mitch Leidner heads to minicamp with Baltimore Ravens

Former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner confirmed he is headed to the Baltimore Ravens’ minicamp next weekend, while his go-to receiver Drew Wolitarsky is headed to the Vikings’ minicamp.

Leidner, who wasn’t picked in the NFL Draft that concluded Saturday evening, decided to wait a bit and weigh his best options, he shared with the Pioneer Press on Sunday morning.

Leidner, of Lakeville, was projected to slip out of the draft’s seven rounds, but at 6-foot-2 and 226 pounds, he holds some intrigue for franchises.

“Leidner has NFL size and has some traits that warrant a trip to camp,” said Lance Zierlein at “But he lacks timing, decision-making and confidence as a passer. … In the end, he’s more likely a camp invite than legitimate NFL backup.”

Leidner was 29-18 in games he started during his four-year career at Minnesota, including two wins in bowl games. He set the program record with 33 rushing touchdowns from a QB and passed for 7,287 yards and 36 passing touchdowns. His 56.4 completion percentage is fifth in school history.