NFL Draft: Taco Charlton Makes Sense For The Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens need more help in the pass rush department, and they could find that help in the NFL Draft. Taco Charlton makes a ton of sense for the Ravens:
The NFL Draft is going to be important for the Ravens, who need help on both sides of the football. In his latest mock draft NFL Network analyst, Daniel Jeremiah has the Ravens selecting Taco Charlton with the 16th overall pick. There are several ways the Ravens could go in the draft. They need defensive backs, receivers and pass rushers. Charlton would be a perfect fit for the Ravens.
If the Ravens are interested in Charlton, they have a way to get the inside scoop. Charlton played for Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines. John Harbaugh will probably use his brother as a resource when scouting Charlton. Charlton is a freakishly explosive edge player. Baltimore only recorded 31 sacks in the 2016 season. There is definitely room for improvement when it comes to pressuring the quarterback.
Let’s be honest, the star receivers are probably not lasting to the 16th pick. Corey Davis and Mike Williams will be off the board. Malik Hooker would be a great safety to pair with Eric Weddle, but we can only dream about that. Dalvin Cook is a special running back but he probably won’t make it to the 16th pick. When the 16th pick comes around, there is a high chance that Charlton will be the best player on the board.
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The Ravens know that this draft class is deep with cornerbacks and wide receivers. If the Ravens draft Charlton, that doesn’t mean they won’t get an opportunity to improve at those two positions. Charlton has a ton of potential and a very high ceiling. Other than Myles Garret, who will be off the board long before the Ravens pick, Charlton is possibly the most explosive pass rusher in this draft class.
I suspect that Charlton will steal the show at the NFL Combine. He is a 6’6″ 272 pound defensive end, who can also play outside linebacker. There isn’t a team in the NFL who can’t use a player like Charlton. He has the things that you cannot coach. He has height and length, speed and power.
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Charlton put up 10 sacks in the 2016 season. His best performance came in the big game against Ohio State. In that game he had nine tackles and 2.5 sacks. Charlton has untapped potential. He could develop into one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL. His length and explosive ability make him a very interesting prospect.