10 NFL Draft alternatives to Cesar Ruiz for the Baltimore Ravens
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Shane Lemieux (Oregon)
Lemuix is the 54th best player on my personal big board. He is a great run blocker who really looks the part. He needs some work as a pass protector. One thing I noted when watching him was that he gets beat inside more than you would like. He’s a good athlete. I’m not sure he’s an instant starter yet the upside is awesome. His tape was fun to watch because he’s a really good athlete. The fact that Oregon’s offense is so spread out got to show off Lemieux’s traits.
Ben Bredeson (Michigan)
With Bredeson I see traits yet a good bit to work on. He’s got good form and he can sink his hips and stop the bull rush well. There is first round ability yet the tape gave me a late second to early third round grade on him. I see the upside and the Ravens have a way of developing players. That would make me on board with this pick should the Ravens get him at an appropriate value.
Matt Hennessy (Temple)
Hennessy is solid. He’s not great. He’s not bad. He’s solid. In my opinion he’s a high floor player. He’s never going to be a weak point in the offensive line and he has the potential to be a Pro Bowl talent eventually. I think he reaches too much and I worry about his balance. Other than that I love what I see from him. Anywhere in the third round is solid value.
John Simpson (Clemson)
He looks the part, he plays solid. He doesn’t wow me, yet like Hennessy there really isn’t a lot in the way of red flags. He’s a decent prospect with the traits needed to have huge upside. My player comparison for him is Kelechi Osemele. That’s his upside. That combined with the fat that I really trust Clemson products makes me okay with the Ravens taking him in third or fourth round.