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Baltimore Ravens draft grade

Baltimore Ravens draft grade:

2017 draft picks:

Round 1(16th overall) – Marlon Humphrey – Cornerback – Alabama

Round 2(47th overall) – Tyus Bowser – Outside Linebacker – Houston

Round 3(74th overall) – Chris Wormley – Defensive End – Michigan

Round 3(78th overall) – Tim Williams – Outside Linebacker – Alabama

Round 4(122nd overall) – Nico Siragusa – Guard – San Diego State

Round 5(159th overall) – Jermaine Eluemunor – Guard – Texas A&M

Round 6(186th overall) – Chuck Clark – Defensive Back – Virginia Tech

Analysis:

The Ravens added to their secondary in the 1st round by drafting cornerback Marlon Humphrey out of Alabama. Humphrey is a small cornerback that could play on the outside, but he probably fits best in the slot for now since the team already has Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr as the outside cornerbacks. Tyus Bowser is another player with high potential that the Ravens got in the 2nd round. Bowser might not start right away, but he should at least compete for the starting linebacker job that was vacated by the release of Elvis Dumervil. The Ravens continued adding to their defense in the 3rd round by drafting defensive tackle Chris Wormley out of Michigan. Wormley has the ability to play defensive end, although he will almost certainly be an immediate starter for the Ravens at defensive tackle. Wormley has great length and power, but he has decent pass rushing skills as well which is what will make him a very good defensive tackle. Baltimore got a terrific value selection in the 3rd round as they drafted outside linebacker Tim Williams out of Alabama. Williams is a 1st round talent that the Ravens were somehow able to get in the 3rd round. Williams probably won’t start right away, but he is a great pass rusher that should replace veteran Terrell Suggs at outside linebacker very soon. The Ravens got another value pick when they drafted guard Nico Siragusa in the 4th round out of San Diego State. Siragusa is a 2nd round talent that somehow fell to the 4th round of the draft. He is a good run blocker and he will likely compete for the starting spot at left guard right away for the Ravens. Baltimore drafted another guard in the 5th round when they selected Jermaine Eluemunor out of Texas A&M. Eluemunor should provide solid depth at right guard for the Ravens and he has the potential to be a starter one day in the NFL. The Ravens first two picks were decent with Marlon Humphrey and Tyus Bowser. However, the Ravens had a terrific draft because of the value that they were able to get with Wormley, Williams, and Siragusa in the middle rounds.

Grade: A

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