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2016 NFL Draft Grades: Baltimore Ravens

Day 1 – Ronnie St


Day 1 – Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (Rd 1, #6)

The Ravens found themselves in a great spot with the 6th overall selection in the 1st round with the choice of Ronnie Stanley, Laremy Tunsil or DeForest Buckner. They went for Stanley and that was a very good pick. The offensive line, particularly left tackle, is one of the biggest needs for this team and they have filled it with someone who should be a 10-year linchpin for this offense. Joe Flacco will certainly approve.

Grade: A

Day 2 – Kamalei Correa, EDGE, Boise State (Rd 2, #42), Bronson Kaufusi, EDGE, BYU (Rd 3, #70)

Another one of the Ravens biggest needs was depth at pass rusher, as Suggs and Dumervil are both nearing the ends of their careers. Correa is someone who will be able to impact immediately in certain situations as he develops behind Suggs and Dumervil, meanwhile Kaufusi will be a chess piece for this defense. The Ravens use a hybrid scheme, and Kaufusi will be able to play 3-4 or 4-3 DE, or he could play from a two or three point stance as a 3-4 OLB. Both of these guys need time to develop, but that’s exactly what they’ll get in Baltimore, these were both very Ravens-y picks.

Grade: B+

Day 3 – Tavon Young, CB, Temple (Rd 4, #104), Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati (Rd 4, #107), Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska (Rd 4, #130), Willie Henry, DT, Michigan (Rd 4, 132), Kenneth Dixon, RB, La Tech (Rd 4, #134), Matt Judon, EDGE, Grand Valley State (Rd 5, #146), Keenan Reynolds, RB/WR, Navy (Rd 6, #182), Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia (Rd 6, #209)

Probably the biggest need for this team was depth, all across the board, and with eight Day 3 selections – including five in the 4th round – they did that. What’s more, apart from maybe the Alex Lewis selection in the 4th round, all of their picks were at positions of need and were good or great value. Kenneth Dixon certainly stands out. This was a very good way to end a very important draft.

Grade: A

Overall Grade: A-

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

2016 NFL Draft Grades: Baltimore Ravens

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