Ronnie Stanley (T, Notre Dame)
With one of their highest picks in years, the Ravens addressed a big problem with the 6th overall pick, and that was the offensive line. Inconsistent play from tackle Eugene Monroe meant something needed to change.
After losing out on Ezekiel Elliot, Joey Bosa, and Jalen Ramsey, the Ravens did what they do best and drafted the next best available player: Ronnie Stanley.
Ronnie Stanley had an impressive rookie season. Other than missing 4 games with a nagging foot injury, he started every other game for the Ravens. His adjustment to the speed of the game came with growing pains, but he was able to overcome them. He finished out the season playing on a very high level. For a rookie, he was able to hold his own against some of the NFL’s best defensive ends and linebackers.
Stanley is the foundation for the Ravens offensive line. He is the key to protecting Joe Flacco as he enters his later years in the NFL.
I expect to continue to improve and become a brick wall on the field. If it were not for the missed games, I would give him an A.