The Baltimore Ravens Draft Strategy Is Failing


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The Baltimore Ravens are making horrible flaws so far in the NFL Draft. The Ravens have passed on a lot of good players and they have not addressed their need at the cornerback position. It’s not being negative to say that the Ravens are wasting their best opportunity to improve the roster. It’s just being objective.

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There were some big name players available for the Ravens last night. If they wanted him, Myles Jack could have come to Baltimore. Noah Spence and Kevin Dodd were clearly the best pass rushers available. The Ravens traded back twice and missed out on both prospects.

The Ravens passed on Mackensie Alexander and Reggie Ragland, two first round talents who fell to the second round. Alexander was on the board until the Minnesota Vikings took him with the 54th pick. There may have been concerns with his size, yet he was by far the most talented option at cornerback.

The Ravens let Kendal Fuller drop until Washington picked him up with the 84th pick. The New England Patriots got a steal, when they drafted Cyrus Jones. The Ravens need a cornerback badly and they let 15 cornerbacks get drafted without taking one.

Bronson Kaufusi was my boiling point. The Ravens drafted an outside linebacker with their previous pick. I was good with the Kamalei Correa pick. But Kaufusi was the wrong choice. With Kendall Fuller as the Ravens last real shot at the cornerback position; they took another front seven player.

Kaufusi is actually a good player, he just was the wrong pick. If the Ravens wanted a defensive end they would have been wise to draft DeForest Buckner on Thursday night. Buckner, not Ronnie Stanley was the best player available with the sixth pick.

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The Ravens draft strategy makes no sense. They have five fourth round picks, a fifth and a six round pick. It seemed like the Ravens were stockpiling picks so they could trade back up, to get a player they really needed. That didn’t happen. While the Ravens added young talent to the defensive front, this draft class is horribly underwhelming.