Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Preview: The Offensive Linemen
Solid day 2 picks:
- Bobby Brown, OT (OU)
- Michael Jordan G (Ohio State)
- Greg Little, OT (Ole’ Miss)
- Dalton Risner OG (KSU)
- Max Scharping, OT (NIU)
- Yodny Cajuste, OT (WVU)
- Connor McGovern C (PSU)
The one player that you should take a look at in this group is Ohio State’s Michael Jordan. Jordan is a player with incredible measurables and my player comparison for him is Kelechi Osemele. He’s a second round pick because he needs to be coached up and he has a lot to work on but that’s his upside. Bobby Brown is such an underrated prospect but I’m quite high on him. In fact I took Bobby Brown for the Ravens in my last mock draft.
There are two other names to pay close attention to here. Greg Little is a gigantic athlete. He has potential but he isn’t a finished product coming into the NFL. Yodny Cajuste is the other standout of this group. Cajuste is a player that is solid all around. He’s got good footwork, he looks the part and he’s a fairly forceful run blocker.
Anyone who tells you that the Ravens can’t fill their offensive line needs on the second day of the draft is wrong. These players are not as polished as the first two groupings in my rankings however they all have high potential.
- Hjalte Froholdt, G (Arkansas)
- B.J. Autry G (Jacksonville State)
One thing I will be very interested to see is how the NFL feels about Hjalte Froholdt because he’s the 54th best player on my personal big board and he reminds me of Marshal Yanda. He has the same kind of build and he plays with the same precise but dominant way. I wouldn’t be shocked if Froholdt fell down to the third day of the draft but he’s much better than that in my opinion.
Another offensive lineman I’ve been talking about the whole draft process is B.J. Autry. He’s ridiculously big and strong. He’s a great run blocker and watching his tape is like watching a demolition derby. He was better than the players he was competing against. He’s a huge fish in a little pond, because he should be in the NFL.