Walker passed away Friday after sustaining serious head injuries in a motorcycle accident Thursday, the Ravens' official site reports.
Following the devastating news, the Ravens released a statement addressing the tragedy: "We are grieving the loss of a special young man." Walker, who was selected by the team in the fourth round of last year's draft, played in eight games for the Ravens as a rookie in 2015.
Walker is in critical condition following a motorcycle crash in Miami-Dade Thursday night, NBC Miami reports.
Details about Walker's condition or the crash have not yet been released by authorities. We will monitor the situation and update as soon as information is available.
The NFL draft is always a bit of a crapshoot, but even moreso in the later rounds. Every selection is hit-or-miss.
That certainly holds true for Ravens fourth-rounder Tray Walker. The 200-pound cornerback out of Texas Southern was not even invited to the NFL scouting combine despite his 4.4 speed. But he visited many teams and finally landed in Baltimore.
John Harbaugh knew all about him. So did general manager Ozzie Newsome. "He's a guy that we had targeted," Harbaugh said. "We really hoped to get him in the draft. He's a guy that we wanted to get in the mid-rounds. ... We know for a fact that he would have been gone with our next pick in the fifth round. He would have been gone early in that round."
Walker is the first Texas Souther player chosen since wideout Joey Jamison was taken by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2000 draft. And the rookie cornerback is living up to expectations.
"Tray has done well," Harbaugh said. "Really excited about Tray. He looks very good up here."