2020 NFL Draft: 3 pass rushers perfect for the Ravens
Here is a look at three edge rushers that would be perfect for Eric DeCosta and the Baltimore Ravens in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are prospects that may fall to the 28th overall pick or maybe even a little later:
1. Curtis Weaver:
Weaver has a big 6’3″ frame and he’s one of the most versatile outside linebackers in the 2020 NFL Draft class. You could line Weaver up at any of the linebacker spots and he would find a way to impress. It’s because of his frame and his incredible versatility that reminds me of former Raven, Adalius Thomas. Like Thomas, Weaver is a great athlete and the perfect combination of athleticism and power. It will be interesting to see how Weaver does at the NFL Scouting combine, because the more I watch him, the more I am convinced that he has all the tools.
Weaver is an explosive pass rusher who can win with speed and power. Leverage is his friend and he does a good job avoiding being locked up by offensive linemen. His bull rush in particular is very impressive. Weaver looks the part and his talent pops out when you watch him.
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He passes the eye test and he looks like a player that will be ready to contribute as a rookie. Weaver has the athleticism and the pass rushing repertoire to be productive right away. He’s a first round talent in my eyes and the 28th overall pick might be able to get him to Baltimore.
The production backs up the intrigue that his traits bring. Weaver had 13.5 sacks in the 2019 season. He had a total of 34 sacks in his three years with the Boise State Broncos. He forced a fumble in all three seasons and had two interceptions in his career. He looks like the kind of player the Ravens have always liked at the position. He’s a high motor player and he’s a stubborn pass rusher. He’s hard to block and he’s really hard to keep blocked.