American football offensive guard Benjamin Keith Cleveland (born August 25, 1998) plays for the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens (NFL).
He attended Georgia University and played collegiate football before being selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Cleveland was born and raised in Toccoa, Georgia. He went to Stephens County High School and played football and baseball there.
Prior to his junior year, he made a summertime commitment to play college football for Georgia. He was a four-star prospect
Cleveland sat out his actual rookie year. As a redshirt freshman, he participated in all 15 of Georgia’s contests and started the final five, which included the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Cleveland started eight games with six games missing due to an injury in his redshirt sophomore season.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Cleveland with the 94th overall pick in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
On July 20, 2021, Cleveland signed a four-year, $4.8 million rookie deal. On July 21, 2021, he was added to the active/non-football injury list at the start of training camp.
On October 12, 2021, Cleveland was put on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts. Cleveland was moved off the injured reserve to the active roster on November 20, 2021.
How Much Does Ben Cleveland Make?
In the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Cleveland was selected by the Ravens on a 4-year $4,787,185 (about $4.8 M) contract.
Ben Cleveland has a cap value of $808,405 thanks to his base salary of $660,000 and a protracted bonus of $216,460 from the Ravens.