2013 NFL Draft: Round 7, Pick 247, Ravens Take Marc Anthony


Jan 23, 2013; Mobile AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad wide receiver Quinton Patton of Louisiana Tech (4) carries against defensive back Marc Anthony of Cal (24) with wide receiver Conner Vernon of Duke (82) blocking during the Senior Bowl south squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

With the 247th pick in the NFL Draft, A compensatory pick and the Ravens final pick, The Baltimore Ravens have selected Marc Anthony, CB, Cal.

I have been pounding the table for months for the Ravens to draft a particular Cal player…this isnt him, but hey this is a really good pick and I like it a lot. I had anthony labeled as a 5th round pick so the value is there and the Ravens certainly need depth in their secondary so this is a win win.

Anthony is a solid sized corner at just under 6 feet, but he plays the ball pretty well in the air and has a good feel for the game. He could have gone as early as the third round, but some concerns about his overall speed dropped him down. He isnt a super fast and sexy CB like Desmond Trufant, but he is a football player. He will be a good special teamer from day one and has starter potential down the road.

The Ravens now turn their full attention to undrafted free agency. There are a slew of interesting potential undrafted free agents on the market. The list is headed by

Stay tuned to Ebonybird.com to get all the UDFA signings for the Ravens as they happen. Here is a link to the UDFA list, it will be updated in real time.