NFL Draft: Ranking The Ravens Needs
The Ravens cornerback situation is probably the bleakest area of this team. Other than Jimmy Smith, who can the Ravens really count on in this group. Shareece Wright improved dramatically after taking his lumps in his first couple games with the Ravens. He looks like a good nickel corner, but the Ravens still need a number two. Kyle Arrington isn’t that guy and Ladarius Webb moved to the Free Safety position. Eric Weddle will help the Ravens secondary at the strong safety position, but let’s not pretend the secondary is magically fixed. The Ravens need a cornerback who can come in and be a starter. He doesn’t have to be Richard Sherman, he just has to be a solid player.
The dream scenario sees Jalen Ramsey falling to the sixth overall pick. This probably isn’t going to happen. If Mackensie Alexander falls to the second round, he is a steal. It may be a steal but concerns over his height could drop him to round two. This would be the best (realistic) solution to the Ravens problem, at the best value. If the Ravens trade back, they may have interest in taking Eli Apple. Apple reminds me of Chris McAlister, who was an all time great Ravens player. Apple’s over aggressiveness is his biggest red flag, but he has the size, speed and athleticism to be something special. Kendall Fuller is also a name to watch in the second round.
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