2017 NFL Draft: 5 Overrated Players for the Baltimore Ravens
Here Are 5 NFL Draft Picks That Are Overrated Options For Baltimore:
The NFL Draft starts in 30 days and Mock drafts have been coming in, and will continue to come in, very thick and fast. Naturally then there have been a number of different players picked to go to the Baltimore Ravens. Some of the options seem great to me whereas others do not. So who are the 5 most overrated options for the Ravens to draft?
Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
Even with the reinforcements the Ravens have brought into their secondary during free agency it would be wise to add some more in the draft. Teez Tabor is largely regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in this draft class and has found himself on the Ravens in several mocks. I just don’t think he’d be worth the Ravens #16 pick.
When watching tape there is a lot to like. He has high football IQ and he diagnoses plays very well. He recognizes routes quickly and breaks on them as well as any defensive back in this draft. When he gets to the point he has good ball skills. He has 9 interceptions in the past two years and a number of passes defended.
Here’s The Problem:
The issues with him are pretty significant though. His 4.62 second 40-yard dash at the combine is worrying. It’s never wise to look too much into 40-times but cornerback is possibly the one position where it actually matters. What’s more, it shows up on tape. When he is matched up with speedy receivers he gives a huge cushion. Then, once they’re level with him, he can get grabby instead of opening up his hips and running with them. He knows he isn’t fast.
He also isn’t a very good tackler. Not only does he not really break down and wrap up ball-carriers, he doesn’t hit with much force. He just dives at the player’s knees or ankles. Though this can be effective he misses too much and never really has the ball-carrier falling backwards.
Overall he is a good cornerback, but at #16 the Ravens will be able to get a better player.