Baltimore Ravens 2017 Draft Review

1st/16 Marlon Humphrey, CB

Ht.: 6’0 Wt.: 197 School: Alabama

Cornerback was not considered to be a pressing need for the Ravens but you can never have too many good cornerbacks in this pass happy league. Humphrey is a tone setter closing in a hurry to lay a hit and get a hand in knock the ball loose. The big concern with him is the inability to find the ball up in the air on long throws resulting in big plays down the field.

 

2nd/47 Tyus Bowser, OLB

Ht.: 6’3 Wt.: 247 School: Houston

Finding multiple rush linebackers was a major area of need this offseason for the Ravens as Terrell Suggs is 34 and Elvis Dumervil was released. Despite being Raw Bowser had 12 sacks in 2016 playing in the Cougars 3-4 defense but was used primarily in space dropping into coverage. While Baltimore will use him in that capacity at times he was drafted to get after the quarterback.

 

3rd/74 Chris Wormley, DE

Ht.: 6’5 Wt.: 298 School: Michigan

Needing to replace the production of Tim Jernigan and Lawrence Guy, head coach John Harbaugh was able to look to his brother’s team to find their replacement. Wormley is at his best against the run using length and power to create leverage to hold the point of attack while using lateral agility to shed blocks to make tackles. Wormley should step in right away and help the Ravens maintain their top five rush defense.

 

3rd/78 Tim Williams, OLB

Ht.: 6’3 Wt.: 244 School: Alabama

On the field Tim Williams plays like a first round talent using speed and quickness to accumulate 20 career sacks playing as a role player. It is the failed drug tests and arrests that scared teams off causing him to fall here. General Manager Ozzie Newsome is taking a calculated risk hoping that their culture can guide Williams and they get the stud on the field and not the headache off.

 

4th/122 Nico Siragusa, G

Ht.: 6’4 Wt.: 319 School: San Diego State

It was no secret that the Ravens wanted to improve their running game but needed to fix their offensive line while adding depth. Baltimore has struck gold on day three in the past and are hoping Sirgausa’s quick feet and and aggressive power blocking in the run game will spark their run game.

 

5th/159 Jermaine Eluemunor, OT

Ht.: 6’4 Wt.: 332 School: Texas A&M

After seeing Ricky Wagner sign with the Lions in free agency Baltimore waited till day three to add potential replacements. Eluemunor could be an option as he has good size and experience playing right tackle at Texas A&M or they could slide Alex Lewis out to tackle and have Eleumunor compete with Siragusa at left guard.

 

6th/186 Chuck Clark, S

Ht.: 6’0 Wt.: 208 School: Virginia Tech

There is not much Chuck Clark can’t do as a safety playing both in coverage or run support. While he can do it all Clark is a classic jack of all trades and master of none. He will provide depth behind Tony Jefferson and Eric Weddle with the ability to fill in for either player while also being a contributor on special teams.

 

Best Pick

Bowser (second round)

 

Upside Pick

Williams (third round)

 

Overall

It was a tale of two halves had Baltimore used day one and two to restock a defense in hope to get back to the Ravens defenses we have known in the past. Whereas on day three they added two maulers in an effort to jump start their rushing attack.

Grade: A-

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