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I think this is a draft they would regret


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First Round: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

The Ravens have drastically improved its wide receiving corps with the addition of Michael Crabtree. Crabtree allows the Ravens to have more flexibility with the 16th overall pick. However, Ozzie Newsome still is going to want depth in the receiving corps, and Ridley won’t have as much pressure put on him with Crabtree in Baltimore. With no premier offensive lineman available, the Ravens still take the best wide receiver in the draft, and will allow him to step into a complementary role as a rookie, instead of being thrown in as the top receiver on the team.

I just think Ridley will live in the injury report. He is so slight. He has so much talent it is unfortunate his body is not made for the NFL.

Second Round: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

Few tight ends of the type of dynamic receiving ability that Gesicki brings. The former Nittany Lion’s highlight reel is loaded with incredible catches that Gesicki has made. Gesicki ran a solid 4.54 in the 40 yard dash. He’s a pure receiving tight end, something Joe Flacco desperately needs. With Gesicki, the revamped Ravens offense continues to add dynamic pass catchers.

I love this pick. He is the kind of TE they have been missing for a while.

Third Round: Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas

The Ravens were unable to afford center Ryan Jensen, who had breakout season in 2017. In searching for premier skill players, the Ravens miss out on the top two centers available, Billy Price and James Daniels. Though in the third round, Baltimore is able to snag Frank Ragnow, a talented center from Arkansas, who was rated by some as the top center in the class before the 2017 season. Ragnow will immediately be able to step in and take the starting job at center.

Yes. Deal with Center now and let it be covered for the next decade.

Fourth Round: Davin Bellamy, LB, Georgia

Bellamy certainly wasn’t the most heralded player on an extremely talented Georgia defense in 2017, but he was a key contributor. Bellamy would be a great fit for the Ravens opposite C.J. Mosley. He’s a versatile linebacker used as both a middle linebacker and a pass rusher at Georgia. He’ll be an upgrade over Patrick Onwuasor.

Eh. Not a huge need but he helps.

Fifth Round: Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State

The Ravens finally addressed the need for a big bodied, possession receiver by adding Crabtree. Though why not go bigger? Lazard stands at 6’5”, and certainly knows how to use his size. Like Gesicki, Lazard will be a great red-zone weapon the Ravens.

I love the size. I am reading he was dropping the ball like crazy at the Sr Bowl. The Ravens WR room has been littered with this type for yrs. Why?

Sixth Round: Kentavius Street, DL, N.C. State

Street has been one of the more impressive players in the pre-draft process. After being overshadowed by Bradley Chubb on the N.C. State defensive line, Street showed scouts his talent in the East-West Shrine Game and again at the Senior Bowl. Street’s pass rushing skills were very impressive. He would add solid depth to the Ravens defensive front.

He looks OK. I watched some vid. He was not spectacular but he did a good job. He could be a solid rotation piece.

Sixth Round: Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

Jackson is a tough, slippery runner, who is very tough to bring down. The Northwestern product was excellent at the Combine, helping his draft stock. He may not have the best build, but this elusive runner could be a good change of pace runner for the Ravens, or a pass catching back.

Why? How many RBs do the Ravens need?

Seventh Round: Marcell Frazier, EDGE, Missouri

Frazier got to step into the spotlight at Missouri this year, and had a strong senior season, finishing as a second team All-SEC. Frazier had seven sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss in 2017.

OK. Not seeing the need.

Where is the OT? Where is the QB? All in all in time I think the team will regret this draft.

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You have to look at the draft relative to the fact that other teams are picking too. I think this one is not bad except I agree on the need to take a qb at least by the fourth round and even that might be too late. I'm thinking of Lauletta whom I like a lot and the kid from Western Kentucky who's name I forgot. They both played extremely well in college and the Senior Bowl. They might have to pick a qb as early as the second or third round.


So far as OT...I don't like the idea but they seem to be comfortable with Hurst.

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