Round 4 and beyond:
Leki Fotu flashes first round talent at times because he has traits. Fotu is a middle of the pack prospect for two reasons. First, he doesn’t really have the production you’re looking for. He had four sacks in his entire collegiate career. He had 82 in that three year span. He’s a solid space eater who moves well for 6’5″ 330 pound prospect.
He’s got length, a good first step and a very beefy frame. He’s worth taking a chance on in the fourth round. He could end up being a solid player. Put this in the picks in line with Carl Davis and Chris Wormley. The Ravens will see enough to see if they can develop him.
You can never have enough cornerbacks. The Ravens are loaded with cornerbacks. They have Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young, making up the best position group on their entire depth chart. That doesn’t mean the Ravens shouldn’t shuffle in some young talent here. Josiah Scott is a player who could be a sneaky good nickel cornerback. He had six interceptions in three years with the Michigan State Spartans. With the roster loaded, depth at a position you always need more depth is not a bad call.
Woodward is a tremendous value here because he has a lot of production to brag about at Utah State. In 2018, the only year he played a full 12 game slate, he had 134 tackles five sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. In seven games last season he had 93 tackles, two forced fumbles and scored a defensive touchdown. He’s very productive so this could be a steal. If he played for a bigger school than Utah State and he didn’t have injury concerns, he would be a higher pick.
What I like from his game is that he is a downhill player who just has a good feel for the game. He’s a player that can do it all so if he develops into a starter he will be a three down player. He’s a good blitzing linebacker. I just don’t see much not to like in his game.
This is nothing more than a developmental pick. The Ravens aren’t going to have Runyan protect Lamar Jackson if all goes well in 2019. He’s a player with a big build. While he could use a little more length and reach, he’s as solid of an offensive lineman that you will find with the 225th overall pick.
If this is what the Ravens draft class looks like in about a week, it’s going to be a great one for the Ravens. They addressed all of their needs. They addressed depth on the offensive line and the cornerback position. There’s nothing not to like about this mock draft.