Baltimore Ravens: 5 Reasons They Must Draft Ezekiel Elliott
5. This is a deep defensive draft
A youth movement needs to make its way through the Ravens defense. At number six, DeForest Buckner, Joey Bosa, and maybe even Jalen Ramsey will be available because of the trading at the top of the draft. Any one of these guys bring both youth and an immediate impact. This year it can wait until the second round. Maybe, Noah Spence falls to 36 because of off the field concerns. How about corner like Mackenzie Alexander or William Jackson III.
This season offers a smaller drop off in talent on the defensive side of the ball. The drop off between picks 6 and 36 on the offensive side of the ball resembles the drop off from Empire Strikes Back to The Phantom Menace.
Realistically, the best running back available at 36, Jordan Howard, who lacks speed and struggles catching balls out of the back field, so to get an offensive weapon, the Ravens need to go wide receiver in the second.
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