NFL Draft: Top 5 Players Available For Day 2
NFL Draft: 1st Round Leftovers
The Baltimore Ravens have the fifth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft’s second round. The Draft is just hours away from getting back underway. With that in mind, who are the five best players remaining in the draft? The Ravens are guaranteed to get one of the 5 best players remaining in their eyes.
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Here is who I have as the top 5 remaining players:
Noah Spence, OLB (EKU): Spence is an unbelievable talent that should have been off the board early on Thursday night. That’s the kind of talent that Spence has. Spence got himself excused from Ohio State because of drug problems, that seem to be far behind him. Spence is an incredible athlete who looks like he could be a top pass rusher in the NFL. He has a Von Miller like explosiveness off the ball. Spence saw his draft stock plummet not only because of his past problems but because of his disappointing combine numbers. What we have seen from Spence however, is that on the field he is impossible to stop. Spence could be a game changer for the Baltimore Ravens?
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Reggie Ragland, LB (Alabama): I had the Alabama linebacker as the 14th best player in the entire draft. While he is the second most talented linebacker, he is the safest pick at the position. Ragland is a hard hitting, text book tackling machine at the linebacker spot. He is not overly explosive but he is a good athlete who can be an every down linebacker in the NFL.
Mackensie Alexander, CB (Clemson): The are only two knocks on Alexander, his size and his production. But If a 5’11” cornerback is worth the 11th overall pick, a 5’10” corner can get the job done. As for his lack of interceptions, he is a great cover corner that quarterbacks didn’t want to test too much. From purely a technique stand point Alexander is perhaps the most polished player in this draft. His athletic ability isn’t too shabby either.
Myles Jack, LB (UCLA): The threat of micro fracture surgery being needed down the line hurts Jack’s stock. The fear is that he may not make it through the length of his first contract. Jack is perhaps the most talented player in this entire draft. He is a great athlete, who can do it all at the linebacker spot. The question isn’t whether he merits consideration. Jack does, he has off the charts talent. The question is whether or not he is worth the risk.
Kevin Dodd, DE/OLB (Clemson): Dodd is a big edge rusher with a great deal of talent. Dodd is perhaps has more brute strength than any pass rusher in this draft class. Dodd is a balanced player who can stuff the run, and get after the quarterback. It will be interesting to see how far he falls, because his value is off the charts.
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