At 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, Gradkowski is the younger but bigger brother of Bengals quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. He was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection after transferring from West Virginia.
Gradkowski, who drew heavy interest from the Ravens during the pre-draft process, said he patterns his game after Matt Birk. There's a chance that Gradkowski could eventually replace Birk, who turns 36 in July.
The Ravens-Steelers rivalry should be interesting for Gradkowski, who is a Pittsburgh native.