Babes’ Blazing Hot Draft Prospects For The Ravens

Sports and Bets — March 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm by

With the draft a mere five weeks away, and with their compensatory picks all lined up, it’s time to lay out a draft plan for the Ravens.  This is the time where I get to pretend I’m in the war room with the Wizard of Oz, and let him know my favorite prospects for the first five rounds.


First Round: In the first round the Ravens need to find an immediate contributor.  Whether it’s a deep threat wide receiver, a cover corner, or a pass rusher that can replace the productivity of Pernell McPhee, this player has to be a home run.

Jaelen Strong- WR Arizona St: This is my main target in round one for the Ravens.  I believe he can be a true number one receiver.

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Sammie Coates- WR Auburn:  A big play threat who may eventually be able to develop into a number one wide out- if he can improve his hands.

Devin Smith- WR Ohio St:  If the Ravens take Smith, that means they probably traded back a few spots.  Smith can be exactly what Torrey Smith was.

Marcus Peters- CB Washington: This could be another Jimmy Smith situation, where his talent greatly outweighs the character risk.

Todd Gurley- RB Georgia:  Could be a special player whom I’m warming up to the possibility of if he makes it to 26.

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Maxx Williams- TE Minnesota:  I see pro bowl potential eventually in Williams providing he lands in the right situation.

Eli Harold- OLB Virginia:  Could be that immediate third down pass rush help, and an eventual replacement for one of the over 30 outside linebackers.

Landon Collins- Safety Alabama:  I don’t see him getting to us, but a plug and play starter at safety if he happens to.

Kevin Johnson- CB Wake Forest:  Another cover corner who can help immediately in nickel packages.

 


Second Round: 

These four players could start or work their way into the Ravens’ deep defensive line rotation.

Devin Funchess- TE Michigan:  A matchup nightmare who can be a luxury toy for Joe Flacco.  Funchess is a multi-positional receiving threat.

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Michael Bennett- DL Ohio St:  A strong presence inside who could bolster that defensive line rotation.

Nate Orchard- DE Utah:  A pass rush specialist  who could flourish given the right circumstances.

Phillip Dorsett- WR Miami:  Another burner who could provide what the Ravens desperately need in deep speed.

 


Third Round-
Jay Ajayi- RB Boise:  Cutting Pierce could end up being a blessing in disguise, as now there is room on the roster for a young back to study under Forsett.

Clive Walford- TE Miami:  A physical specimen who can make plays in the middle of the field.

Nick O’Leary- TE Florida St:  More of a traditional inline tight end, but will be a productive player in the NFL.

Markus Golden- OLB Missouri:  Another outside pass rusher that could be groomed to replace Suggs or Dumervil.

Kevin White- CB TCU:  A mid round prospect who had an impressive performance against the top receiver in this draft, the other Kevin White, when the two met last season.

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Fourth Round-
Justin Hardy- WR ECU:  A play maker at ECU, Hardy can make things happen downfield.

Stefon Diggs- WR Maryland:  Right from our backyard at Maryland, I’m curious to see what he can really do with a NFL caliber quarterback.  Sound familiar?

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Kurtis Drummond- Safety Mich St:  Like Penn State is linebacker U, Michigan State may be defensive back U.  Drummond is the next great DB to come out of that stellar Spartan secondary.

Garrett Grayson- QB Colorado St:  The Ravens could use one of their many mid round selections on a QB to push Keith Wenning for the backup job.


Fifth Round:
Quandre Diggs- DB Texas:  Diggs has the makeup of a guy who can contribute multiple ways, whether it be playing dime corner, returning kicks, or covering kicks as a gunner.
Mike Hull- LB Penn St:  I like the way this guy plays hard and tough, and would be perfect as a special teams demon.

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