Welcome to the Ebony Bird Round Table. Today’s objective is to determine the idea pick for the Baltimore Ravens with the 28th, 55th and 60th overall pick:
Site Expert Chris Schisler:
With my ideal top three picks I want to be as realistic as possible. For example I’m not saying Chase Young, Isiah Simmons and Ceedee Lamb. With that in mind here are my absolute ideal picks for the Ravens assuming we can’t get a big three receiver.
Queen is a top 20 talent in my eyes. When you consider how much hype Kenneth Murray has going into this thing, the idea that offensive tackles and quarterbacks are going to be taken in the first round, a quality linebacker could slip to the 28th spot. Queen is a player who the Ravens could take and instantly have a Super Bowl defense. They already have a championship secondary. They already have a championship defensive line. Now Queen is the one thing that gets the defense into position to win a Super Bowl.
If the Ravens draft Queen he will be the most athletically gifted linebacker they have had since Ray Lewis. Queen is probably a better prospect today than C.J. Mosley was in 2014. This is about getting a new leader for the middle of the defense.
I have been a big fan of Curtis Weaver during the entire NFL Draft process. Weaver is criminally underrated. When you look at the production that Weaver put up at Boise State you have to be impressed. Weaver needs to go to the right fit and I believe that is the Ravens. Like A.J. Epenesa he’s kind of an outside linebacker and kind of a defensive end. I think Don Martindale can use that to his advantage. Weaver is a player I will gladly beat the drum for. I think he has the potential to prove he should have been a first round selection.
This is a small school wide receiver (We don’t have a graphic for Liberty) that I see a little Larry Fitzgerald in. I think he’s got the size and the athletic traits to be a star receiver in the NFL. I also wanted to point him out here because he is a player that we’re not talking enough about. If Gandy Golden doesn’t get taken in the second round, the NFL it would be a collective missed opportunity to get a very solid receiver.