Grading The Baltimore Ravens 2016 Rookie Draft Class
Kamalei Correa (LB, Boise State)
This was an interesting pick. The Ravens moved up 6 spots to draft Correa, skipping out on other high talented linebacker prospects.
Correa saw a considerable amount of reps during the off-season and it was expected that he would fill the void of Daryl Smith from last season. To much of a surprise, undrafted rookie Zachary Orr outperformed him and became the starter next to C.J. Mosely.
This season Correa played in 9 games, but only recorded 4 tackles. He saw action on special teams while others like Orr and McClellan filled the linebacker role. The Ravens placed him on injured reserve with a rib injury on December 24th, ending his rookie season.
There is no doubt that Correa had a disappointing rookie season. When Ozzie and company drafted the linebacker in the 2nd round, they were expecting him to come in and play this season.