Baltimore Ravens: How they can replace Eric Weddle
By Mike Reid
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida)
Gardner-Johnson is a well-rounded safety the Ravens could target on day 2 of the draft. He has a solid build and athleticism, coming in at 5’11”, 210 pounds and running an impressive 4.48 40-yard dash at the combine. With his size and speed Gardner-Johnson was all over the field during his 3 years with the Gators, hauling in 9 career interceptions and a stellar 15.5 tackles for loss. Gardner-Johnson showed that he can cover in the middle of the field as well as being an imposing hitter in run-support.
I think he fits the mold perfectly as a guy who “plays like a Raven”. Another plus about Gardner-Johnson would be his draft projection, which is considered a day 2 pick. The Ravens may have to move up in the 3rd round or maybe even the late 2nd round to secure Gardner-Johnson. However, he could bring an immediate impact to the secondary at a discounted draft price and financial standpoint.
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